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Annual Report 1973 




HIGHWAY 658-4481 WATER 658-4711 

Town of Wilmington 
Massachusetts 



Alfred J. Rice 
Olive M. Sheldon 

Janet D. Small 
Arthur S. Williams 



Index 



Title Page 

Accepted Streets 58 

Board of Appeals 63 

Board of Assessors 10 

Board of Health 39 

Board of Registrars 14 

Board of Selectmen 3 

Boards, Committees, & Commissions 7 

Building Inspector 30 

Carter (Sarah D.J.) Lecture Fund 20 

Cemetery Department 73 

Conservation Commission 48 

Constable 9 

Council on Aging 47 

Directory of Officials 5 

Dog Officer 71 

Fire Department 29 

I Highway Department 32 

(Historical Commission 43 

iHousing Authority 38 

Industrial Development Commission 24 

Jury List 54 

(Librarian 22 

■Library Trustees 21 

[Permanent Building Committee 57 

■Planning Board 19 

IPolice Department 26 

IPublic Buildings Department 53 

Recreation Commission 50 

Redevelopment Authority , 46 

School Committee 77 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 70 

iShawsheen Valley Technical School 79 

iSuperintendent of Schools 74 

ilown Clerk 12 

Town Collector 15 

I Town Counsel 16 

llown Engineer 44 

Town Manager 4 

Cown Meetings & Elections Annual Town Meeting - March 3, 19 73 84 

Special Town Meeting - June 25, 1973 Ill 

Special Town Meeting - Sepftember 17, 19 73 119 

Town Treasurer 11 

Tree Department 37 

/eterans Agent 72 

Jater & Sewer Department 34 



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Town of Wilmington 
Massachusetts 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



fo the People of Wilmington: 

In behalf of your Board of Selectmen, it gives me great pleasure to 
submit the 19 73 Annual Report to you. This report contains in some 
detail the activities of each of our Town departments. Please read 
it and acquaint yourself on the operation of your Town. 

We have observed the growth of our community to approximately 17,800 
not including our industrial growth. With this growth, the Board of 
Selectmen, along with other governing Boards and committees, are 
facing a greater challenge in their respective duties to secure a well 
balanced Community. With this growth an increasing demand is made 
upon our public facilities. The ever increasing cost impact of our 
State, County and MBTA has reflected more and more on our property tax 
rate. The Board of Selectmen has pledged itself to continue to have an 
effective administrative government and devote every effort to prevent 
the added burden on our property tax structure. 

We are entering a critical phase whereby the Commonwealth is adding a 
greater burden on our community, at the same time the State aid to us 
is comparitively diminishing. 

We earnestly hope that more people will become more involved in Town 
affairs and help share these responsibilities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James F. Banda, Chairman 
George W. Boylen, Jr. 
Michael A. Caira 
A. Daniel Gillis 
James R. Miceli 



TOWIV OF WlLlMIIVGTOlV 

MASSACHUSETTS 01887 



OFFICE OF THE ARCA CODE 6l7 

TOWN MANAGER €58-3311 



To The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Citizens of Wilmington: 



The report of the Boards and Committees will reflect only the activities 
of the first twelve months of the current eighteen month fiscal year be- 
cause the financial year will not be complete until June 30, 1974. The 
town Accountant, Robert Peters, has not closed his books on December 31, 
which was the practice in the past, and no financial balance sheet or re- 
lated data can be inserted in the Annual Report for the year 1973. 

The Town received in late 1973 a Citation from the State Board of Health 
in regard to the privately operated sanitary landfill indicating deficiencies 
in meeting the new health code for this facility. We are in the process, 
through the Wilmington Solid Waste Disposal Committee, of hiring an engineer- 
ing firm to make an evaluation of disposal sites and developing a plan to 
satisfy the needs of the State code. The present indication is quite clear 
that an approved landfill operation will require us to spend in the very 
near future considerably more money to provide this service to the people 
of Wilmington. 

The Selectmen early in the past year voted to extend the Town's health in- 
surance benefits for all employees to provide coverage more comparable with 
other communities of our size. The project was timed to coincide with a rate 
reduction and did not add appreciably to the overall cost of the former health 
plan. 

19 73 was the year that the State mandated the division of the community into 
voting precincts, and the Town was divided into voting districts. 

A truck stop and rest area was proposed in relationship to the reconstruction 
project along 1-93 in Wilmington, and the Selectmen with the aid of State 
Representative Fred F. Cain were successful in stopping the project which 
would have been most detrimental to one of our new residential neighborhoods. 

The Cemetery Department, as a result of tne 1-93 reconstruction project, was 
able to procure many thousands of yards of fill at no cost to the Town. 



In. June 1973 the people of Wilmington held a Special Town Meeting and 
acquired, through the right of eminent domain, a large tract of land 
adjoining Alderwood Estates to prevent the construction of a proposed 
residential subdivision on marginal land at this location. Also at 
this meeting, engineering studies were authorized and funded concerning 
improvements to the water distribution system in the northeast sector 
of Town. A study was authorized to determine the probable cause and to 
provide solutions to the rusty water problems in specific areas in the 
water supply system located primarily in the southern portion of 
Wilmington. 

One of the most far reaching proposals which was adopted by the people 
in 1973 was the Official Map of the Town of Wilmington. The past prac- 
tice of building new homes along wooded paths, of which we have about 
twenty-five miles, will be prohibited in the future until such time as 
a street has been laid out with proper width, storm drains, street lights, 
surface material and usually sidewalks so that the abutter is better pro- 
tected for year round access to his property, and so that the police, fire, 
highway and emergency vehicles can provide a better service to the homeowner. 

The Board of Selectmen originally created and the people voted a Wilmington 
Historical Commission, in conjunction with a vote to acquire the property 
known as the Hamden Tavern located at the comer of Salem Street and Woburn 
Streets. The property has great historical and antiquarin interest and 
could well be a show place for future generations to better understand our 
colonial heritage. Also, I wish to recognize the hard work of the committee 
in providing the impetus in this project. 

I wish to acknowledge that the progress which has been made over the past 
year is due to the leadership provided by the Board of Selectmen, and the 
services have been of high quality due to the professional attitude of our 
department heads and hard work by our employees . 

The Town of Wilmington will benefit most of all by your presence at the 
Town Meeting. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Sterling Ct Morris 
Town Manager 



DIRECTORY OF OFFICIALS - JANUARY 1, 1973 - 1974 



Term 
Expire 



Board of Selectmen James F. Banda, Chairman 1974 

George W. Boylen, Jr. 1974 

Michael A. Caira 1975 

A. Daniel Gillis 1975 

James R. Miceli 1976 



Town Manager 



Sterling C. Morris 



Moderator 



John M. Callan 



Annual! 



School Committee 



John Brooks , Chairman 

James A. Demos, Vice Chairman 

L. Barbara Hooper, Secretary 

Harry J. Landers 

John E. Nealon 

Richard W. Thackeray 



1974 
1975 
1975 
1974 
1976 
1976 



Superintendent of Schools Walter H. Pierce 



Finance CoTmni ttee Christian G. Bachman, Chairman 1975 ; 

Madelyn A. McKie, Vice Chairman 1974 

Richard D. Duggan, Secretary 1975 

Thomas E. Casey 1974 

Richard W. Cogan 1974 j 

Rodney E. Laughton 1976 

Charles F. Mather 1976 i 

Brian Rogers 1976 | 

Arthur F. Spear, Jr. 1975 



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BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS - JANUARY 1, 1973 - 1974 



' appeal, board of 

Bruce MacDonald, Chairman 

Edward T. Welch 

^filliam A. Caperci 

Peter Enos , Associate 

[Charles P. Nickerson, Jr., Associate 

IGeorge G. Robertie, Associate 

i j^SESSORS, BOARD OF 
'■'Anthony E. Krzeminski, Principal 
Roy P. McClanahan 

' , Charles Lawrenson 

» I 

5 I :ARTER LECTURE FUND COMMITTEE 
^■ladelon C. Slater, Chairman 
' tildred E. Neilson 

Cenneth Wilson 

Uuie M. Rounds 

:emetery commissioners 

Jillis C. Lyford, Chairman 
Chomas H. McMahon 
Jilliam F. Cavanaugh 

:onservation commission 

"Ursula M. Leahy, Chairman 
U-ice Papaliolios, Vice Chairman 
•■rancis A. Ottati 
Jeorge H. Rushton 
lancy E. Kaufman 
Arthur W. Bureau 
foseph J. Kulig 



:OUNCIL ON AGING 
Jrace Bourbeau 
foseph E. Bulger 
lavid Omdoff, Chairman 
iladys Babine 
lazel E. Backman 
iruce Mutchler 
'osephine O'Neil 
J)bie McQuaid 
ema K. Miller 



1974 
1975 
1976 
19 74 
1974 
1974 



1976 
1974 
1975 
1976 



1975 
19 74 
1976 



1975 
1974 
1974 
1974 
1975 
1976 
1976 



1974 
1974 
1974 
1975 
1975 
1975 
1975 
1976 
1976 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
Shirley F. Callan, Chairman 
Walter C. Kohler 
Hope Hathaway 
Evelyn M. Sheerin 
William G. Meyer 

HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Raymond J . Spahl , Chairman 

(Rep. of State Housing Board) 
Kathleen S. Patterson, Vice Chairman 
Donald R. Garland, Secretary 
Leo M. Woodside, Treasurer 
Barbara H. Larson 

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 

Raymond A. McNamara 

Ray A. York 

Bernard F. Brady 

Lionel M. Baldwin 

Verne ice Hensey 

LIBRARY TRUSTEES 



Roland I. Wood, Chairman 

Shirley F. Callan, Vice Chairman & Secretary 
Evelyn M. Norton 
Philip B. Buzzell 
E. Hayward Bliss 
Sally A. Harding 

PARK & RECREATION COMMISSION 
Larry Noel, Chairman 
Leonard A. Gustus 
Nancy C. DeWilde 
John P . Gushing 
Francis Sferrazza 

PERMANENT BUILDING COMMITTEE 



Arthur R. Smith, Jr. 
Robert B. Michelson 
David A. Ho lb rook 
Joseph J. Hartka 
Arthur G. Pizzuti 



Chairman 



1976 
1974 
1975 
1975 
19 76 



1978 

1978 
1975 
1977 
1974 



1977 
1977 
1978 
19 79 
19 79 



1974 
1975 
1974 
19 75 

1976 
1976 



1974 
1974 
1975 
1976 
1976 



1975 
1974 
1975 
1976 
1976 



'RUG COMMITTEE 

oan D. Kritter, Chairman 

arol A. Cooke, Secretary 

ichael DiGregorio 

cott Kent 

ester E. White 



ames J . Durkee , Chairman 
arion C. Boylen 
oseph A. Paglia 



1974 
1976 
1975 



PERSONNEL ADVISORY BOARD 
Joseph Cue CO 
Alan P. Dellascio 
Robert J. Woods 



PLANNING BOARD 

Arthur E. Harding, Jr., Chairman 
William G. Hooper, Jr. 
Robert F. Leahy 
William J. Hanlon 
William D. MacKinnon, Jr. 



1978 
1974 
1975 
1976 
1977 



REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 

Raymond A. McNamara, Chairman 1976 

Charles E. Ritchie 1974 

William F. Butt 1977 

Sidney R. Kaizer 1978 

REGIONAL VOCATIONAL/ TECHNICAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Eugene L. Kritter 1974 

Frank H. McLean 1976 

REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 

F. Talbot Emery, Chairman 1975 

Mary G. Condrey 1974 

Robert L. Cavanauth 1976 
Esther L. Russell, Clerk 

TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS 

Harold E. Melzar, Chairman 1976 

Arnold C. Blake 1974 

Mary E. Denault, Secretary 1975 

WATER AND SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

Arnold C. Blake, Chairman 1974 

Vincent R. McLain 1975 

Robert Mullarky 1976 



WASTE DISPOSAL SITE STUDY COMMITTEE 

Dr. Betty Bigwood 

Joel F. Gardiner 

John M. Graney 

Edwin Nash 

Mrs. Robert Rando 

Edmund H. Sargent 

Clyde F. Shufelt 

Donald White 

WILMINGTON ELECTIONS OFFICERS 
Precinct 1 

Margaret Imbimbo, Warden Annually 
Mary D'Eon, Deputy Warden " 
Joan M. Lanzillo, Clerk " 
Marie L. Dawe, Deputy Clerk " 
Clarice J. Ross, Inspector " 
Alta Lyons, Deputy Inspector " 
Edith Ann Graham, Inspector " 
Dolores E. Romanski, Deputy Inspector " 



ELECTIONS OFFICERS (continued) 

Precinct 2 
Phyllis M. O'Leary, Warden 
Charlotte Stewart, Deputy Warden 
Evelyn S. Burke, Clerk 
Barbara H. Webber, Deputy Clerk 
Miriam H. Colucci, Inspector 
Jane Coester, Deputy Inspector 
Marion P. Nee, Inspector 
Eleanor Doyle, Deputy Inspector 

Precinct 3 
Stanley Webber, Warden 
Basil L. Weatherbee, Deputy Warden 
Loretta R. Caira, Clerk 
Anne M. Rounds , Deputy Clerk 
Mary E. Woods, Inspector 
Norinne M. Markey, Deputy Inspector 
Florence A. Balkus , Inspector 
Bernice A. Butler, Deputy Inspector 

Precinct 4 
William H. Russell, Warden 
Sarah H. Cosman, Deputy Warden 
Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Clerk 
Mary H. O'Rourke, Deputy Clerk 
Doris V. Russell, Inspector 
Marjorie C. Kennedy, Deputy Inspector 
Mary J. Johnson, Inspector 
Edith Cuoco, Deputy Inspector 

Precinct 5 
Jean Lefavour, Warden 
Dora C. Ardolino, Deputy Warden 
Mildred Hillier, Clerk 

Deputy Clerk 
Carole A. Bailey, Inspector 

Deputy Inspector 
Edith L. Poloian, Inspector 
Ruth S. Coursey, Deputy Inspector 

Precinct 6 
Margaret L. Perry, Warden 
Es telle M. Bulger, Deputy Warden 
Barbara M. Cook, Clerk 
Nancy C. DeWilde, Deputy Clerk 
Diane H. Ryan, Inspector 
Patricia D. McNaughton, Deputy Inspector 
Jean F. Howard, Inspector 
Elizabeth Andrews, Deputy Inspector 



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OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS 



- JANUARY 1, 1973 



Accountant 

Administrative Assistant 

Animal Inspector 

Building Inspector 

Cemetery Superintendent 

Civil Defense Director 

Constables A. 

Dog Officer 

Engineer (Acting) 

Fence Viewer 

Fire Chief 

Gas Inspector 

Highway Superintendent 

Ipswich River Watershed Commission 

Librarian 

Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission 

Medical Agent, Board of Health 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Milk Inspector 

Nurse, Public Health 

Plumbing Inspector 

Public Building Superintendent 

Police Chief 

Recreation Director 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Town Clerk 

Town Clerk (Assistant) 

Town Collector 

Town Collector (Deputy) 

Town Counsel 

Town Sanitarian 

Town Treasurer 

Town Treasurer (Assistant) 

Tree and Moth Superintendent 

Veterans' Agent 

Veterans' Grave Officer 

Water Superintendent 

Wire Inspector 



Robert H. Peters 
Mary E. Denault 
Joseph V. Balestrieri 
Charles P. Lawrenson 
Francis E. Downs 
Silverius J. Blonigen 
John Imbimbo, Arthur J. Kelley 
Joseph V. Balestrieri 
John Majeski 
Edmund H. Sargent 
Arthur J. Boudreau 
William R. Harrison 
Robert P. Palmer 
James F. Banda 
Philip W. Meriam 
William G. Meyer 
Gerald A. Fagan, M. D. 
Madelyn A. McKie 
Ernest F. Romano 
Anne Butters, R. N. 
William R. Harrison 
Roy P. McClanahan 
Paul J. Lynch 
Ronald Swasey 
Martin P. Farrell 
Esther L. Russell 
Margaret A. Wagstaff 
Marion C. Murphy 
Catherine P. Lindmark 
Alan Altman 
Ernest F. Romano 
Mary E. Denault 
Elizabeth R. Fosgate 
Thomas 0. Sullivan 
Paul A. Farrell 
Paul A. Farrell 
Kenneth C. Motschmann 
Charles L. Webster 



Constable 



I'uring the year 1973, I posted Notice of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant. I also posted other notices as well 
Is performing services for officials and departments of the Town. 



Board of Assessors 



RECAPITULATION - 1973 



Total Appropriations (Taxation) 
Total Appropriations (Available Funds) 
Total Deficits 
School Lunch Program 
Free Public Libraries 
County Retirement Assessment 
Emergency-Purchased Police Cruiser 
County Tax 

County Hospital Assessment 
State Recreation Areas 
Metropolitan Districts Area Charge 
Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bills 
Air Pollution Control District 
Ipswich River Watershed District 
Overlay of Current Year 

Gross Amount to be Raised 

Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds : 

1973 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid & Agency Funds 

>4otor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 

Licenses 

Fines 

Special Assessments 

General Government 

Protection of Persons and Property 

Health and Sanitation 

Highways 

Veterans' Services 

School (Local Receipts of School Committee) 

Libraries 

Recreation 

Cemeteries 

Interest 

Farm Animal, Machinery and Equipment Excise 
Ambulance Service 
Sewer Service 
Misc. Receipts 

Surplus Revenue/Late Receipts 
Total Estimated Receipts 

Overestimates 

Voted from Available Funds 
Total Available Funds 
Total Estimated Receipts 

Net Amount to be Raised by Taxation 



$ 14,381,771.84 
397,790.00 
48,795.17 
67,843.44 
12,826.50 
207,207.00 
3,289.60 
210,882.96 
10,673.36 
49,051.47 
77,723.44 
210,008.00 
1,577.10 
587.82 
1,129.05 
287,621.77 



2,736,963.87 
651,200.22 
12,000.00 
6,085.87 
27,933.93 
13,943.62 
31,683.75 
7,466.47 
6,017.26 
7,500.00 
6,781.11 
1,864.90 
6,483.66 
10,462.50 
56,689.17 
119.79 
5,406.37 
56,200.17 
4,829.01 
33,329.94 
$ 3,682,961.61 

24,246.58 
397.790.00 
$ 422,036.58 



$ 14,779,461.84 



1,189. 216. 6< 



$ 15,968,678.5: 



4 



$ 4,104,998.1 
$ 11,863,680.: 



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lecapitulation - 1973 (contiaued) 



'ersonal Property 4,067,175.00 @ $88.50 per M $ 359,944.99 

teal Estate 129,985,710.00 (§ $88.50 per M 11,503,735.34 

Total Levied on Property $ 11,863,680.33 

Items not entering into the determination of the Tax Rate: 



1. Betterment and Special Assessments added to Taxes: 

a. Street Betterments and Interest 7,517.99 

b. Water Betterments and Interest 10,016.82 

2. Water Liens added to Taxes 16 813.90 

Total $ 34 [348. 71 

Total of all other Commitments $ 11,898 029.04 
973 Tax Rate: 



2/3 of $11,863,680.33 f $134,052,885 = $59 Tax Rate 



Town Treasurer 



ash on hand - January 1, 1973 

eceipts 

isbursements 

ash on hand - December 31, 1973 



1,208,016.49 
19,039,628.24 
19,617,140.81 
630,503.92 



nvestments : 

uring 1973 the program of investing idle funds from Bond Issues was continued with a resulting profit of 
29,455.42. Interest rates during the year varied from 6.5% to 9.5% on our investments depending on the 
arket. 

ands received during the year from the Federal Revenue Sharing program were invested also with a return of 
|25,943.24. Presently there are funds invested with a maturity through March 18, 1974 yielding a return of 
'25,058.15. We have therefore realized a return of $51,001.39 on our Federal Revenue Sharing funds. 



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Town Clerk 



Vital Statistics - Chapter 46, General Laws as amended : 

Births - final figure for 1972 236 

Births - actually recorded to date for 1973 218 

Marriage Intentions recorded - 1973 177 

Marriages recorded - 1973 189 

Deaths recorded - 1973 94 

Chapter 46, Section 15 : 



The Town Clerk will furnish to parents, householders, physicians, and registered hospital medical officers 
applying therefor, blanks for the return of births as required by law. 

Chapter 114, Section 45 ; 

Twenty-one Burial Permits have been issued by the Town Clerk as Special Agent for the Board of Health in 
1973. Nine out-of-state deaths reported and filed in this office. One Veteran who died out of town was 
buried in Wilmington. 

\ 

TOWN RECORDS 

Permits and certificates of registration for the storage of inflammables : 

These licenses must be registered by the owner or occupant of the land, or by the holder of the license in 
the Town Clerk's office on or before April 30 of each year. Notification will be sent on or about March 15. 
If not registered by law, the license may be revoked by the licensing authority after a public hearing. I' 



Inflammables 84 

Uniform Commercial Code recordings 298 

Uniform Commercial Code terminations 36 

Federal Tax Lien recordings 14 

Dog Licenses issued as of January 11, 1974 1794 

Duplicate dog tags issued to January 11, 1974 45 

Business Certificates recorded 22 

Business withdrawls 1 

Fish & Game Licenses 853 

Pole Locations 13 

Medical Registration 

Bazaars and Raffles 6 



Identification liquor purchase cards (no longer issued from this office.) 



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Dther Services: 



Keep minutes of Annual and Special Town Meetings up to date. (Certify same upon request.) 

Town Clerk has complete charge of elections. Records election results. 

Send State Election results to State Secretary forthwith. 

Keep Jury List up to date. Draw jurors when court orders come through. 

Certified an undertermined number of Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

Certified an undetermined number of Births, (abstract forms) - used for school entrances, 

drivers' licenses, out-of-state travel and job applications. 
Proof of residence by letter or card - used for college entrance; undetermined number. 
Miscellaneous sales of books and maps - undetermined number. 

Receive writs against the Town and forward copies of same to the Town Counsel. 
Occasionally appear in Court for the Town when summoned - producing all papers and maps 
required. 

Complete notes of the Town as received from the Town Treasurer - after approval by the 

Selectmen. Certify same. 
Record Board of Appeal Decisions. 
Keep a file of decisions by the Town Counsel. 
Record minutes and decisions of the Planning Board. 
Keep a file of Annual Reports. 

Keep a file of all zoning and Town By-Law changes as approved by the Attorney General. 
Swear Town officers to the faithful performance of their duties and keep a record of same. 
Accept business registrations and keep a file for public use. 

The Town Clerk, in her capacity as a Justice of the Peace, certified and undetermined number of 
legal papers for town officers. Married couples by appointment when presented with the proper 
credentials, in her home. 



By virtue of her office, the Town Clerk is clerk to the Board of Registrars. 
I have - 



In this capacity. 



Met with the Board on regular meetings and special meetings. 
Kept the minutes of the Board up to date. 
Worked with the Police on the census. 
Kept the voting list up to date. 
We are now in precincts as is directed by law. 
Registered voters during office hours. 

Supervised the distribution and filing of Nomination papers. 

Prepared the Town ballot for the voting machines and ordered the printing of same. 
Supervised the printing of the "persons' Listed" book. 
Supervised the payrolls for town meeting and election workers. 

The use of voting machines has made our elections more efficient and the hours we work 
much shorter. 

ere is a supply of books, "Births, Marriages and Deaths" from 1730 to 1898, compiled by James E. Kelley, 
ailable at the Town Clerk's office for the price of $2.00 per copy. 




Mrs. Esther Russell, Town Clerk, swears in newly elected officials 

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Board of Registrars 



In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3, of the Town By-Laws, meetings of the Board of Registrars were held c 
the second Monday of each month for the registration of voters and the conduct of business. Under Chapter 6'. 
of the Acts of 1958, this meeting is open to the public and the press, and it is so posted in the Town Hall 

There were three Town Meetings, in March, June and September and one Election, being the Annual March Electic 
prior to the Annual Town Meeting which was completed in two sessions. Voter registration was very light thi 
year. 

The election laws are changing constantly and our Town Clerk. Conferences are helpful in bringing them to our 
attention and explaining their meaning. 

Women, married prior to January 1, must re-register under their marriage name. 

In order to keep the voting list as up to date as possible, the Board annually compares the \ ing list witi. 
the yearly census. If a voter's name does not appear in the census, it is subject to removal x. ">m the votin 
list. Drop letters are sent to these people advising them to get in touch with the Town Clerk. 

New residents are requested to notify the Board of Registrars of the date which they take residence in the 
town. Any change of address within the town during the year should be brought to the attention of the Board 
so that your name will not be removed from the voting list inadvertently. 

1971-State Census (considered 'official') 17,251. 

1973 Town Census 17,800 

1973 Town Census of dogs 2,271 

Registered Voters as of January 1, 1973: 

Democrats 3,387 

Republicans 1,141 

Independents 3 , 718 



Total 



i,246 - As of May 31, 1973, after cens 
has been compiled. i 




New Industry - S D M Corporation, Jonspin Road 
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Town Collector 



IrOTAL COMMITMENTS - 1973 



$8,786,283.15 



1.973 Real Estate 
1.973 Water Liens 
'.973 App. Street Betterment 

:onniiitted Interest 

.973 App. Water Betterment 

lommitted Interest 
'973 Personal Property 

|973 Motor Vehicle Excise 

973 Farm 

972 Motor Vehicle Excise 

973 App. Water Betterment Paid in Full 
ommitted Interest 

: 973 App. Street Betterment Paid in Full 
ommitted Interest 
napportioned Sewer Betterments 
napportioned Water Betterments 

'(napportioned Street Betterments 



7,671,348.74 
16,872.75 
6,657.67 
3,359.15 
5,309.64 
2,208.35 
242,091.75 
493,770.60 
147.33 
187,052.91 
7,229.20 
140.87 
3,431.75 
68.34 
110,638.03 
15,204.37 
20,751.70 



OLLECTIONS - 19 73 



1973 



1972 



OTHER YEARS 



aal Estate 
ater Liens 

?p. Street Betterments 

jnnnitted Interest 

jp. Water Betterments 

Dinniitted Interest 

3tor Vehicle Excise 

irsonal Property 

irm 

= ')p. Street Betterments Paid in Full 
)mmitted Interest 

ip. Water Betterments Paid in Full 

immitted Interest 

lapportioned Water Betterments 

[apportioned Sewer Betterments 

iterest and Costs 
^inicipal Lien Certificates & 

Certificates Dis. Betterments 
.ibulance 

. vertising Charges 

igistry of Motor Vehicles Released 

1 ter Department Collections 



$ 7,265,401.99 
14,207.61 
6,361.43 
3,163.06 
4,127.32 
1,725.19 
352,702.17 
232,704.85 
147.33 
3,435.67 
68.34 
7,229.20 
140.87 
464.73 
7,628.15 
12,533.31 

2,440.00 
4,465.00 
41.25 
1.00 
402,229,45 



143,010.94 
2,421.37 
330.87 
172.51 
827.49 
374.24 
200,020.26 
2,041.00 



11.64 
6,13 
5,625.74 



TOTAL COLLECTIONS 



$8,676,060,11 



15 



Town Counsel 



In accordance with the requirements of the Town By-Laws, I submit herewith my report as Town Counsel coverin 
the year 1973. 

A. On January 1, 1973, there were pending the following actions by or against the Town (exclusive of action 
in which the Town was merely summoned as trustee, and in which it had no interest, and of tax lien fore- 
closure proceedings in the Land Court and petitions for abatement before the Appellate Tax Board*) . 

Beatrice G. Swenson v. Town of Wilmington etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of 
damages for land taking) 

Harvey Lobdell v. Board of Appeals, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition in equity for appeal for varianc 
of zoning by-laws) 

Androniki Gaglione v. Thomas B. Brennan etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of 
damages) 

Joseph Scaro etal v. County of Middlesex etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of 
damages for land taking) 

Town of Wilmington v. John Benevento etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Action to restrain the removal of 
soil, loam, sand or gravel) 

John J. Elia v. Bruce MacDonald etals, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for writ of certiorari con- 
cerning revocation of a gasoline storage license) 



damages for 


land taking) 


















John E 


Hayward etal v. 


County of 


Middlesex 


etals, Middlesex 


Superior 


Court 


(Petition 


for assessment 


of 


damages for 


land taking) 


















John E 


Hayward etal v. 


County of 


Middlesex 


etals, Middlesex 


Superior 


Court 


(Petition 


for assessment 


of 



damages for land taking) 

Hillcrest Realty Inc. v. A. Daniel Gillis etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Appeal of decision of Plannin 
Board denying approval of definitive subdivision) 

Morton Grant etals v. Robert E. Jennings etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Appeal from decision of the 
Board of Appeals) 

Town of Wilmington v. Lee A. Ward etal. Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Claim for property 
damage to a police cruiser) j 

Town of Wilmington v. Frank C. Powers etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for contempt for failur€| 
to comply with final decree) | 

Town of Wilmington v. Boston & Maine Railroad, U. S. District Court-Bankruptcy in re - Boston & Maine j 
Railroad Reorganization Proceedings (Claim for real estate taxes due) 

Angelo Petrosino etal v. Town of Wilmington, Land Court (Bill in Equity to remove cloud on title) j 

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Robert W. Meserve etal Trustees for the property of Boston and Maine Railroad Corporation v. Town of 
Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of damages) 

John J. Elia Tr. v. Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of damages) 

Richard D. Zambemardi etal v. Town of Wilmington Board of Selectmen etals, Middlesex Superior Court 
(Suit in equity for declaratory judgment to determine the validity of betterment assessment) 

Patricia A. Millward v. Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court (Action in tort for personal injury 
and consequential damage) 

Town of Wilmington v. John L. Jackson, Jr. etals, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Action in 
'tort to recover for property damage to West School) 

i Town of Wilmington v. Joseph A. LaCreta, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition in equity to enforce the 

I zoning by-laws) 

Town of Wilmington v. Charles George etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition in equity to enforce the 
zoning by-law) 

Town of Wilmington v. Walter J. Pupkis etux, Trs . , Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Action of 
^contract for tort for damages to Town public way) 

*There are pending as of January 1, 1974, 45 separate petitions for abatements before the Appellate Tax 
Board, many involving claims for several different years. 

B. (1) During the year 1973, the following new actions were brought against the Town or its officers or 
agents : 

Newton Co-operative Bank v. William G. Hooper, Jr. etals, Middlesex Superior Court (Action of Bill in 
Equity for the purpose of removing cloud on title) 

Application of Richard Andersen v. Town of Wilmington, Board of Conciliation and Arbitration (Petition 
for hearing before Board of Conciliation and Arbitration re - dismissal) 

Harry S. Sukeforth etals Trs. v. Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court 
.(Petition for assessment of damages) 

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Else M. Lanois v. Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of damages for 
Land taking) 

William L. Schromm etals v. Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Bill 
-n equity claiming damages and specific relief concerning incidents related to sewer construction) 

Wilmington Teachers Association and Wilmington School Committee, Labor Relations Commission (Complaint 
)f unfair labor practice) 

Robert Lewis v. Esther L. Russell etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for writ of mandamus to require 
'own Clerk to issue kennel license) 

Chester A. Kwjatkowski etal v. James F. Banda etals Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment 
'f betterments) 

John Morton v. Charles T. Lawrenson, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for writ of mandamus to require 
■uilding Inspector to enforce zoning by-law) 

Arthur J. Boudreau etal v. Sterling C. Morris, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Application 
or complaint for failure to pay wages due) 

Sanborn Brothers, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, District Court of Lowell (Action for property damage - 
egligence) 



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Gus Sola V. Town of Wilmington, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Action in contract of 
employment under Mass. G. L. C. 41, s.lllF) 

Clarence Spinazola v. Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of damages) 

Robert L. Stevens v. William G. Hooper, Jr..etals, Middlesex Superior Court (Appeal under C. 41, S.81BB 
from the failure of the Planning Board to properly endorse a plan) 

Angelo Petrosino etal v. Town of Wilmington, Land Court (Bill in Equity to remove cloud on title) 

Wilmington Para-Professional v. Town of Wilmington School Committee, Labor Relations Commission (Petitio 
by employees for certification of representatives pursuant to Chapter 149, section 178G, etal) 

Pauline Cola v. L. Barbara Hooper etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Appeal under Chapter 71, section 43A) 

B. (2) During the year 1973, the following new actions were brought by or on behalf of the Town: 

Town of Wilmington v. Brian Perry etal. Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Ejectment subsequent 
to property being acquired by the Town) 

Town of Wilmington etal v. Arthur J. Boudreau etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition to restrain 
respondents from prosecuting criminal complaint) 

Town of Wilmington v. Joseph V. Balestrieri, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Action of tort 
for property damage to police cruiser) 

Town of Wilmington v. Catherine E. Brennan, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Action of tort 1 
property damage to school department vehicle) 

C. During the year 19 73, the following actions by or against the Town were finally disposed of: 

Town of Wilmington v. Charles George etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Disposed of by entry of final decre 
restraining respondents from using premises in violation of zoning by-law) 

Angelo Petrosino etal v. Town of Wilmington, Land Court (Disposed of by entry of final decree removing 
cloud on title) 

Wilmington Teachers Association and Wilmington School Committee, Labor Relations Commission (Dismissed 
to laches of the petitioner) 

John T. Brackett etal v. County of Middlesex etals, Middlesex Superior Court (Disposed of by settlement 
and payment of $600 by the County of Middlesex) 

Town of Wilmington v. Walter J. Pupkis etal, Trs., Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Disposed 
by defendants' making repairs to Harnden Street and entry of neither party) 

Town of Wilmington etal v. Arthur J. Boudreau etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Final Decree dismissing b 
without prejudice) 

Arthur J. Boudreau etal v. Sterling C. Morris, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Application 
complaint denied) 

Angelo Petrosino etal v. Town of Wilmington, Land Court (Disposed of by entry of final decree removing 
cloud on title) 

Town of Wilmington v. John L. Jackson, Jr., etal, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Disposed 
by settlement and payment of $6300 to the Town) 

Wilmington Para-Professionals v. Wilmington School Committee, Labor Relations Commission (Election and 
Certification) 

Newton Co-operative Bank v. William G. Hooper, Jr., etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Final decree removi 
cloud on title) 



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Planning Board 



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le Wilmington Planning Board, as one of the first major implementations of the Comprehensive General Plan, 
resented to the Annual Town Meeting, the proposal to adopt an "Official Map". After being narrowly defeated, 
;e proposal was presented to the June Special Town Meeting and Wilmington became one of the few communities 
) adopt an "Official Map". 

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lother major implementation of the Comprehensive General Plan was the preparation of a Basic Design Report of 
le Wobum Street By-Pass, with a proposed lay-out to be presented to the 1974 Town Meeting. 

le Planning Board held two public hearings relative to proposed amendments to the Zoning By-Law and Map, as 
'.quired by law, and reported their recommendations to the Town Meetings. In addition, the Board made recom- 
: iimdations on other articles they believed were related in some way to the overall planning of the Town. 

.'plications for plans thought not to require approval imder the Subdivision Control Law were received. Of 
::; le 73 plans received, 61 were endorsed and 12 were determined to require approval. Subdivision activity 
■ntinued with the approval of 7 plans. 

;:i|i-.e Planning Board met with State and other local and regional officials on numerous occasions in an effort 
coordinate the planning activities of other agencies with the Town. 




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Carter (Sarah D. J.) Lecture Fund 



The Carter Committee is very pleased to announce arrangements have been made to present Mr. Norman Baker in 
THE VOYAGES OF THE RAs . The program will be in the Herbert C. Barrows Auditorium in the High School on Thurs 
Evening, April 4, 1974, at 8:15 P.M. 

The Epic Voyages of the RA I and II is a saga of the sea that is informative, exciting and inspiring — enviij 
mental and ecological findings are detailed. Norman Baker, navigator, radioman and second-in-command to the 
Norwegian explorer-scientist, Thor Heyerdahl, was aboard both voyages of the RAs. The only experienced sailc 
in the crew, he was instrumental in the success of one of the great adventures of modem times — crossing t\ 
Atlantic Ocean TWICE in boats made of papyrus reeds. Not only did the intrepid participants brave wind and 
wave in their unique craft, but they battled creatures of the sea such as over-curious sharks. Mr. Baker hiijel 
was once rendered unconscious when stung repeatedly by a jellyfish. 



Norman Baker, a 1949 graduate of Cornell University and a civil engineer, met Thor Heyerdahl in Tahiti in 19 
and remained in contact over the years. When Mr. Heyerdahl began assembling a crew for the RA, he invited 
Mr. Baker to join, and with enthusiasm he accepted. 

A Commander in the Naval Reserve, Mr. Baker served aboard a destroyer in the Korean War. After his discharge 
he became first mate on a sailing ship plying the waters of the South Pacific. Mr. Baker, an excellent speai : 
is dynamic, personable and yet modest as he unfolds his fascinating story of the epic voyages. 

The Committee is happy to present this unusual program to the residents of Wilmington this year. 





Mrs. Vi/avie Drew, Selectman Emeritus 



Alan Altman, Town Counsel 



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Library Trustees 



he Library Trustees, in compliance with their obligation to report on the happenings of the past year, hereby 
ubmit the following annual report for the year 1973. Consistent with the policies of past years, this is a 
upplement to the informative report provided by our director, Mr. P. Meriam. 

t the onset of 1973, the trustees were saddened by the untimely death of a dedicated staff member, Janet Small, 
ilar loss has been felt in many intangible ways. 

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^ji April, Mrs. Sally Harding was welcomed aboard as a new trustee. 

insistent with the increased demand for parking facilities arising out of the public use of the conference 
^')om, additional parking facilities were made available in the Wildwood Street parking lot. 

)licy making decisions were made by the trustees relative to overdue books and fines. During the year, the 
')ard had the honor of sharing a meeting with the High School Student Trustees. The "rap" session that followed 
id to result in the opening of lines of communication. 

le year 19 73 has been a productive and rewarding year as set forth in our director's report. Not only has there 
' '.en an increase in the use of the library as the statistics reflect, but also there has been a growth in the 
irvice and materials of the library itself. 

rhaps, confronted with the so-called energy crisis and the restriction of travel, the public at large will 
:ek out, in its search for educational and recreational outlets, the facilities and services which are at 
eir command at our Wilmington Memorial Library. 




Discussing Water Problems 
Selectmen, Water Commissioners, Finance Committee, Industrial Development Commission 



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Librarian 



The Memorial Library entered the year on a note of genuine loss and sadness due to the death of Janet Small, 
who at the time of her death had served as Circulation Librarian for over six years. Janet, as she was af- 
fectionately called by all, assisted in the transition into the new Memorial Library and actively participatt 
in the growth of library service to the town. Her grace, patience, humor and willingness to serve were char; 
teristic, and she represented the library in the best sense. 

Throughout the year emphasis continued to be placed upon expanding the basic reference collection. Addition; 
shelving was acquired for the reference area, and a corner was arranged to provide for the needs of the busi- 
ness and professional community which has proved to be popular. In addition new sections were added to the 
adult and children's catalogs. Colorful picture book, bins, and a handsome circulation desk were added to th<i 
Children's Room. These additions to the library's furniture and equipment were accomplished without any los; 
to the library's seating capacity. 

Reference Department in 1973 did a brisk business especially with the high school students, and a statistical 
record reveals 3,198 questions were answered. This represents a twenty-seven per cent increase over 1972. 
Questions ranged from a review of various Supreme Court Cases to the psychology of crowds; to a definition o 
the law of averages and a study of locally discovered arrowheads; to a study of police and firemen in fictioi 
student politics and demonstrations; world records and trivia; to "Where's Santa Claus", and various heated 
questions pertaining to "Watergate". Wilmington's search for fact, fiction, and information was only limite> 
by its imagination. 

Statistics reveal that the Memorial Library achieved its highest recorded circulation. The decline noted in 
1972 was reversed, and circulation approached nearly 100,000. This represents an increase of 14,531. This 
represents an increase of seventeen percent over 1972. The balance between the "informational" and "recrea- 
tional" needs was maintained with nearly five thousand items added to the library's collection. Large print 
books for older patrons, or those with sight impairment, were expanded, and a paperback collection was en- 
larged to meet the reading interests of the town's young adults. The cassette collection of popular music w 
expanded. Inter-library loans were greatly increased through the library's participation in the Eastern 
Regional Library System of Massachusetts, and the library was able to fulfill the needs for specialized mate 
rial promptly if sufficient time was allowed to process the inter-library loan requests. 1973 also saw an 
expansion in the loan of films to the schools and various other community groups through the library's parti 
cipation in the Eastern Regional Library System, 

The public catalogs were "divided" by subject, titles and authors to assist in providing more direct access 
to library materials. A special bibliography on business and legal information was prepared for iJilmington' 
Kiwanis Club. The library's relationship with the schools took many forms ranging from participation in Stu 
Government Day to lecturing on children's literature on a number of occasions at the High School. Reserve c 
lections were arranged, and class visits were routinely scheduled. Forty-two class visits were conducted, f 
example, in the Children's Room during November in addition to holding two weekly pre-school story hours. 

The 1973 program in the Children's Room was especially busy and creative. Mid-winter and fall story hours wi 
conducted, and a special pre-school program was conducted under the direction of Mrs. Arlene Ten Dyke during 
summer months. Drama students from the University of New Hampshire presented "The Little Red Wagon" on the 
Common during Augiist. Staff members, Lynn Yellott and Susan MacDonald, and Mrs. Nancy Pease from Wilmington 
presented a special program on camping and backpacking. Mrs. Nancy Pease, Mrs. Machiko Ellsworth, Mrs. Cynt 
Sullivan, and Mrs. Charles Ellsworth assisted in presenting a colorful program on Japan. Mrs. Pease and Mrs 
Sarah Rueter, Children's Librarian, aided by Susan MacDonald, later presented this program to the children a 
tending the Globe Book Festival in November. Mrs. Cynthia Sullivan, once again, generously loaned her Japan 
collection for exhibit on this occasion. 

The library in cooperation with the Recreation Department displayed "Christmas trees throughout the World" d 
ing the holiday season, and the Art Committee utilized the Conference Room for the Art Festival in June. 



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Throughout the year the Conference Room was used by the Family Life Group in its adult education program, by 
the Wilmington Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, the League of Women Voters, the Inter- 
Agency Council of Wilmington, the Council on Aging, the Historical Commission, the Wilmington Tennis Club, 
Campfire Girls, the Wilmington Women's Club, Skating Club, and various town and civic organizations. 

The library wishes to acknowledge the various gifts from Mrs. Marion Bunker, Mr. Glen Connolly, Mrs. Ruth M. 
Faulkner, Mrs. Marilyn Weiberg, Mrs. John White, Sr., Mrs. Mary Amicangioli, Mr. Spencer Bruskin, Mr. Malcolm R. 
Bruce, Mrs. Francis W. Lake, Mrs. Jeffrey Linehan, and Mrs. Earle 0. Latham in memory of Mrs. Harold Melzar, 
and various other anonymous donors. 

In 1973 the job description and staffing requirements were reviewed. Mrs. Deirdre Murray, formerly a part-time 
reference librarian, joined the staff on a full-time basis as head of our reference services; Mr. Michael Barry, 
in employee under the Emergency Assistance Act, left to seek employment on Cape Cod; and, Mrs, Lynn Yellott, 
circulation assistant in the Children's Room, left to attend Simmons Library School on a full-time basis. 
'4rs. Beatrice Yankowski, formerly part-time, was appointed to succeed Janet Small as Circulation Librarian; 
'■Irs. Barbara White, formerly part-time, was appointed a circulation assistant on a full-time basis; and, 
{rs. Phyllis Allen joined the staff as a part-time assistant in the Children's Room. 

?he Library Director commends the job performed by the entire staff. The year was marked by harmony, good cneer 
ind extra effort. All served that extra measure. The support and the contributions of the Board of Trustees, 
^-.he Town Manager, Mr. Sterling C. Morris, and other town officials are gratefully acknowledged. 

J-though the future remains uncertain due to the "energy crisis", 1973 was a good year. Circulation and refer- 
nce activity increased; needed furniture and equipment were added; various children's programs were successful; 

.nd the staff performed beyond reasonable expectations. 1974 promises to be a year of accommodation to various 
actors and events beyond our control, but not a year without hope. It will be a year where library service 
ill continue to be delivered to the town to the best of everyone's ability. 

LIBRARY STATISTICS 

Library Director: 
Date of Founding: 
Population: 19 73 
Number of Agencies: 

Number of days open during the year: 
Hours open each week: 

Number of volumes beginning of the year 19 73: 
Number of volumes purchased during the year: 
Number of volumes added as gifts: 
Number of volumes withdrawn during the year: 
Number of volumes as of December 31, 1973: 
A/V materials: 
Newspapers : 
Periodicals : 
Circulation: 

Adult: 57,345 Children: 35,785 ILL: 285 

A/V: 3,435 Periodicals: 2,333 
Circulation per Capita: 
Appropriations and Income: 
Per Capita Expenditures: 
Reference questions: 
Interlibrary Loans: 

Request from other libraries: 

Received from other libraries: 
Circulation figures: 

1968 

1969 

1970 

1971 

1972 

1973 



Philip W. Meriam 

1871 

17,761 

Main Library 

302 

69 

43,240 . 
4,661 
259 
415 

47,745 
1,350 
10 
200 

99,183 

5.58 
$110,500 
$6.22 
3,198 

6 

624 

89,390 
95,079 
98,298 
93,750 
84,652 
99,183 



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Industrial Development Commission 



The Wilmington Industrial Development Commission completed a full year of service to the Town under the leadei 
ship of Richard E. Pomeroy Executive Director, Lloyd Bender and Frank Rosa former Chairman. Despite several 
membership changes during the year, the Wilmington Industrial Commission was able to establish meaningful con- 
tacts with local businessmen, real estate agents, land developers, financial organizations and large corpora- 
tion representatives. Communication channels were opened with national and international firms, foreign trad« 
consulates, and various governmental leaders from the Department of Commerce and Development. 

The Wilmington Industrial Development Commission's program during the year included the following four major 
activities : 



Land Inventory Survey 
Industrial Questionnaire 

Wilmington Industrial Commission Brochure "Space for Success" 
How to Trade with Foreign Countries - Planned Seminar 



Land Inventory Survey 

An industrial land availability survey was completed in the early months of the year. This land inventory was 
compiled and coordinated with help from the Assessor's office. Each land site was catalogued and identified I 
the following type of information: 



Assessor's Map Number 
Parcel Number 
Address 
Owner's Name 
Amount of Acreage 
Zoning Classification 



Availability of Gas 

Availability of Electricity 

Availability of Sewerage 

Topography 

Railroad Siding 

Distance to Major Highway 



A directory was put together which contained the land inventory data sheets and reduced assessor's maps givin; 
a graphic description of the site. This directory proved invaluable when discussing available land sites witl 
prospective developers and when actually showing the site to potential purchasers or leasors. 

Industrial Questionnaire 

Over two hundred businesses (corporations, proprietorships, and partnerships) in Wilmington were requested to 
respond to an Industrial Questionnaire prepared by the Wilmington Industrial Development Commission. 

At least 48% of the businesses contacted returned a completed form. Another 2% made verbal responses to the 
Commission members and the executive director. The general response to the questionnaire was favorable. Tne 
respondents were reasonably happy with the various services provided by the town and other private businesses 
The firms which supplied additional comments on water, sewerage, electric rates, transportation, and traffic 
patterns were contacted by the director or members of the commission. 

The results were tabulated and correlated to see if there was any particular growth or development patterns c 
existed in the town. 



Brochure 

The major event of the year was the publication of the industrial development brochure titled "Space For Succ 
This brochure was distributed to major development firms, large industries, expanding companies, questionnair 
respondents, governmental representatives and town officials. 

The brochure contained descriptions of the available industrial land sites in the town. A brief overview of 
town was presented using pictures taken throughout the community. Through the distribution of this brochure 
commission was directly contacted by representatives of several large firms who were interested in available 
expansion sites in this section of the country. 



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It is hoped that the updating of this brochure, and the continued distribution and follow up will bring more 
desirable businesses to our community. 



'rade Seminar 

'he final event of the year was the planning of a trade seminar which would have encouraged local firms to ex- 
land their international trade markets and perhaps enlarge their businesses. The seminar had nine representatives 
if foreign countries scheduled to make presentations. Due to world problems at the time of the scheduled seminar, 
he representatives were not able to participate and requested a postponement until early in 1974. 

he commission hopes that the seminar will be held since the response from businesses and invited guests was very 
ncouraging. 

t is hoped that with continued good public relations and association with our local businesses, the initial be- 
innings of this commission may be built upon for the greater benefit of the Town. The benefit can be seen with 
he tax dollar paid by the new businessess and firms locating in town, and the potential tax return from firms 
urrently interested in our town. 




Compugraphic Corp. occupied a new 30,000 sq. ft. addition in 1973. 
Pictured are Franl< Soracco, Richard Ferguson and Robert Tambone 

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Police Department 



ARRESTS 

Assault & Battery 
Arson 

Auto Theft 

Breaking & Entering 

Disorderly Conduct 

Drunk (protective custody 7/1/73) 

Larceny 

Non Support 

Receiving Stolen Property 

Robbery 

Sex Offenses 

Vandalism 

Violation of Liquor Laws 
All Other Offenses 

MOTOR VEHICLE ARRESTS 
Driver's License Violations 
Endangering 

Leaving Scene After Causing Property Damage 
Operating Under the Influence 
Unregistered-Uninsured 
Speed 

Using Without Authority 
All Others 

ASSAULTS : 

Gun 

Knife 

Hands, Feet, etc. 
Other 

AUTOMOBILES 



Thefts 
Recovered 



BREAKING AND ENTERING 
Forcible Entry 
No Force 
Attempts 

LARCENY COMPLAINTS ; 
Pocket Picking 
Shoplifting 
Theft from Autos 
Theft of Auto Parts 
Theft from Buildings 
Theft from Coin Machines 
All Other 



44 
1 
22 
73 
57 
123 
57 
14 
2 
2 
15 
19 
5 

240 
674 

87 
16 
10 
21 
35 
171 
34 
248 
619 

3 
3 
10 
69 



121 
91 



270 
48 
28 



2 
8 

56 
101 

92 
9 

114 



JUVENILE CASES : 

Handled by the Court 

Handled Within the Department 

BICYCLES : 

Stolen 

Recovered 

MALICIOUS DAMAGE : 

PROWLERS : 

ROBBERIES: 



Armed 
Unarmed 



SEX OFFENSES REPORTED : 
Rape by Force 
Indecent Exposure 
Indecent Assault 
Obscene Literature 
Lewd & Lascivious 
All Other 

MISCELLANEOUS: 



Arson 

Bomb Threats 

Cruisers Dispatched to Investigate 

Disturbances 

Domestic Problems 

Emergencies 

Fires Dispatched to 

Juvenile Problems 

Lost and Found 

Missing Persons Still Reported Missing 
Missing Persons Returned 

Phone Calls-Suspicious, Obscene & Annoying 

Sudden Deaths 

Suicides 

Suicides (attempted) 

OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS : 
Accidents Reported 
Accidents (fatal) 

Bicycles Registered (No plates available) 
Firearms-Identification Cards Issued 
Firearms-License to Carry Permits Issued 
Firearm Dealer Permits Issued 
Suimnonses Delivered 

Suspensions & Revocation from Registry M/V 



86 
23 

7 

6 

16 



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VIOLATION OF DRUG LAWS 1973 



Arrest for Dispensing or Distribution: 

Class C Substance L.S.D. & P. CP. 3 

Class D Substance Marijuana 5 

Hypodermic & Syringe 1 

~9 

Arrest for Possession of Controlled Substance: 

Class A Substance Heroin 

Class B Substance Amphetamine 15 

Class B Substance Barbiturates 14 

Class C Substance L.S.D. & P. CP. 20 

CI ass D Substance Marijuana 25 

Possession of Hypodermic 3 
and Syringes 

Samples Submitted to Department of Public Health Laboratory: 



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Class 


A 


Substance 


Heroin 





Class 


B 


Substance 


Amphetamine 


30 


Class 


B 


Substance 


Barbiturates 


30 


Class 


B 


Substance 


Methadone 


5 


Class 


C 


Substance 


L.S.D. & P. CP. 


30 


Class 


D 


Substance 


Marijuana 


50 


Class 


B 


Substance 


Speed 


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he activities contained within this report are the things we are involved with during the year, and the number 
f times we got involved. However, it must be pointed out that they represent a whole year of hard work by the 
ombined efforts of all the members of the Department. To all these dedicated individuals, I am truly grateful 
or their every effort and for their cooperation and devotion to the Department. 

ay I again list the numbers at the Police Station for your convenience: 

EMERGENCY CALLS: 658-3331 & 658-3332 

All Other Business: 658-5071 & 658-5072 
3me of the Highlights of the year are worthy of note: 

irgeant Charles L. Ellsworth left the department to become Lieutenant Detective Ellsworth, Massachusetts State 
ilice. P.atrolman Charles J. Dolan was appointed Sergeant (Acting) by the Town Manager to replace Sergeant 
Llsworth. Robert Spencer was appointed a regular officer of the department on July 23, coming here from Wobum 
jlice. David McCue was appointed a regular officer of the department on July 27, coming here from the M.D.C. 
)lice. Patrolman William Sullivan left the department to transfer to the Stoneham Police. Phyliss Trefry 
Jsigned her traffic supervisor's job and Mary Fama was appointed to replace her. Carol Bailey was appointed a 
;w Traffic Supervisor on April 5th. 

le Department's Pistol Team did themselves proud in the Area League. 

itrolman Arthur Lynch attended the F.B.I. Firearms Instructors School at Camp Curtis Guild in Wakefield. 

itective John Harvey attended the Massachusetts State Police Photography-Fingerprint School for three months 
'- State Police Headquarters in Boston. 

^rgeant James Palmer, Officer Micheal McKenna and Officer Patrick Leonard took the Emergency Medical Technical 
ogram course at Winchester Hospital. Officer Leonard completed the Extended Course consisting of 88 hours xn 
ly. (Last year Sergeant Kelly, John Ritchie, Jim Cuoco, Bob LaRivee, William Sullivan and Jim Rooney all took 
is course) . 



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Officer B. Nally and Officer R. LaRivee attended Northeastern University covering courses in Criminalistics, 
Foren^ laboratory Technics and Patrol Functions. 

Detective John Harvey and Narcotics Officer Joe Cuoco attended the Crime Scene Search Training Progran. . the 
State Police Academy in Framingham. Officer Joe Cuoco also attended Middlesex Community College taking such 
courses as "Criminal Investigation" - "Criminal Evidence" - "Juvenile Offenders" - "Law Enforcement Reports". 

Many other officers have attended Colleges and Schools as well as Seminars, Lectures, Programs and Courses al 
dealing with our work. 

Officer Bill Gable with an assist from Safety Officer John Ritchie set up Post 421-Explorer Scouts in Decembe 
good public relations for sure. As Safety Officer, John Ritchie does a lot of work that is never seen by the 
public in general, but the results of his efforts in planning and promoting safety have been terrific (Such 
things as visiting the schools giving safety talks) . 

In my 1972 report I had informed you of a very worthwhile program sponsored by the Wilmington Rotary Club, th 
"I.D." program. Once again let me remind THOSE WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROGRAM that it is still 
AVAILABLE. (Call 558-5071 for details) (One very prominent Wilmington family knows the value of the program) 



K-9 Officers Langone and Shelley (and their silent partners Roscoe and Duke) have done a great job for the ye 
They have also engaged in good public relations work by putting on demonstrations for local clubs and organi 
zations, as well as visiting some area cities and towns to "Put On The Dog." 

With a true sense of humility but with a great deal of pride, may I report that I completed my 25th year as 
Chief of Police on October 20, 1973. 

In concluding this report, may I once again thank all those who have in any way assisted the Wilmington Polit 
Department during the year 19 73. May I express special thanks and appreciation to all Department Heads and 
their crews for the many services rendered to us, to the Members of the Department, the Traffic Supervisors, 
the Clerks, to the Board of Selectmen, and the Town Manager, for a wonderful year. 




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Fire Department 



ihe manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, four Lieutenants, and twenty-four Privates. There is 
;all force of twelve members. The department responded to a toal of one thousand three hundred and one 
:i,301) calls. 



Residential Buildings 40 

Commercial Buildings 5 

Vehicles 58 

Brush, grass and rubbish 338 



Out of Town Assistance 10 

False Alarms or Needless Calls 86 

Rescue or Emerg. Ambulance 587 

Service Calls 177 



stimated value of property endangered was 
stimated property loss was 
ermits issued for blasting 

armits issued for storage of propane gas and oil 



$ 1,057,400.00 
82,342.79 
22 
109 



aspections were made of all schools, public buildings, and all inflammable storage as required by law. 

ne Fire Prevention Bureau, under the direction of Deputy Chief Wandell, made inspections of all business 
stablishments in town. Local industries were assisted in the organization and training of industrial fire 
rigades. The Junior Fire Marshal Plan was conducted in all 5th grades, and fire prevention lectures were given 
1 all the schools. 



le Fire Alarm Division, under the direction of Private Blasidell, made all necessary repairs to the fire alarm 
/stem; one hundred and twenty-six change-overs for the light and telephone companies were made. Three miles 
E new wire was strung. A new circut was added to the alarm board. Four new boxes were added to the circuit, 
imbers 3211, 3222, 2112 and 3417. All alarm boxes were tested and changed to fast time. 



rivates Richard Fuller, William Lopez and Phillip Watson completed an 81 hour course of Practical Emergency 
ire at the Winchester Hospital. Some of the members are attending courses at the North Community College. 



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t 




Building Inspector 









1971 






1972 






1973 




NO. 




VALUATION 


NO. 




VALUATION 


NO. 




VALUATIOK 


Dwellings (single family) 


93 


$ 


1,711,000 


121 


$ 


2,633,000 


94 


$ 


2,492,400 


Residential Garages 


15 




46,900 


15 




48,500 


8 




26,600 


Add. & Alter, (residential) 


1 i 




loo , bUU 






liJU , UUU 


tyj 




"7 o c r\f\ 

1 /o, o9(J 






$ 


1,946,500 




$ 


2,861,500 




$ 


2,797,690 


Industrial Buildings 


6 


$ 


1,122,000 


6 


$ 


1,604,000 


7 


$ 


1,664,000 


Commercial Buildings (stores) 


6 




411,350 


1 




30,000 









Add. & Alter, (non-residential) 


7 




374,500 


5 




255,000 


14 




1,525,800 


Swimming Pools & Signs (1971) 


62 




122,470 














Swimming Pools 








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70,600 


60 




130, 5od 


Signs 








13 




10,600 


11 




6,70d 


Utility Buildings 


1 




30,000 









3 




52,500j 


Office Buildings 


2 




364,000 
















Recreational Buildings 


1 




240,000 


1 




200,000 









Sheds and Bams 









4 




55,500 


7 




25 , 875'' 






$ 


2,664,320 




$ 


2,225,700 




$ 


3,405,375 






$ 


4,610,820 




$ 


5,087,200 




$ 


6,203,065 


Renewals 


17 






7 






17 






Demolitions 


16 


$ 


39,150 


10 


$ 


2,800 


20 


$ 


70,350j 


Fire Damage & Repairs 


2 




3,000 


3 




14,500 









Foundations 


4 




36,500 


9 




15,000 


15 




57,60q 




305 


$ 


78,650 


285 


$ 


32,300 


345 


$ 


127,950 


REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND TURNED 


OVER TO THE 


TREASURER: 














Building Permits 


305 


$ 


11,357.00 


285 


$ 


12,546.50 


345 


$ 


15,858.0(1 


Gas Fitting Permits 


91 




816.00 


107 




864.00 


101 




869.0(1 


Gas Storage Permits 














4 




20. OC 


Wiring Permits 


365 




3,811.00 


360 




3,596.50 


375 




4,270.0C 


Plumbing Permits 


161 




1,216.50 


147 




1,158.50 


147 




1,213. OC 




922 


$ 


17,200.50 


899 


$ 


18,165.50 


972 


$ 


22,230.0C 



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20 YEAR COMPARISON CHART 



All Permits Single Family Fees Est. Value 

Issued Dwellings Collected All Construction 





292 


166 


$ 1,190 


$ 2,869,380 




309 


205 


1,225 


2,506,600 


1956 


263 


148 


956 


1,967,800 




243 


134 


979 


11,537,935* 




308 


139 


1,403 


3,551,220 




301 


110 


1,362 


3,352,953 


1960 


280 


93 


1,118 




1961 


271 


95 


1,118 


4,745,677 


1962 


280 


123 


1,221 


2,475,200 


1963 


310 


154 


1,462 


3,544,900 


1964 


355 


185 


1,681 


3,421,950 


1965 


312 


134 


1,380 


5,451,360 


1966 


292 


123 


3,588 


3,791,049 


1967 


280 


76 


3,548 


5,527,600 


1968 


331 


131 


10,399 


10,596,550* 


1969 


268 


66 


6,979 


6,569,665 


1970 


241 


56 


4,250 


3,866,450 


1971 


305 


93 


11,357 


4,610,820* 


1972 


285 


121 


12,546 


5,087,200 


1973 


345 


94 


15,858 


6,203,065 



•Extensive Industrial Construction 
*Fee Schedule Changed 

5000 I r- 1 1 1 1 



4500 



HOUSING GROWTH 



CP Lawrenson 



October, 1973 



4000 



3500 



From Assessors Records- 



3000 



2500 



Data compiled from Assessors Records and 
Annual Reports. 



2000 



1500 



1000 



YEAR 

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Highway Department 



All the regular highway maintenance work was carried out during the year, such as sweeping streets, patching 
streets, scraping back roads, erection of street signs, cleaning catch basins, replacing guard rails, paintin 
guard rail posts, etc. 

Sidewalk Program : 

Sidewalks were constructed on Park Street, from Wobum Street to the North Reading Line; replaced a section o 
Burlington Avenue. 

Chapter 90 Maintenance : 

The monies were spent for hot top on Park Street from Wobum Street to the North Reading line. 
Chapter 90 Construction : 

Burlington Avenue was reconstructed from Roosevelt Road to the Burlington line. 
Chapter 81 Maintenance : 

The following streets were resurfaced all or in part: Glenview Road, Crest Avenue, Nickerson Avenue, Ayotte 
Street, Kilmarnock Street, Suncrest Avenue, Strout Avenue, Hilltop Road, Ledgewood Road, Meadow Lane, Ridge R 
Cook Avenue, Butters Row, Chestnut Street, Forest Street, Taft Road, Burt Road, Swain Road, Columbia Street, 
Congress Street, Cochrane Road, Kendall Street, Nassau Avenue, Jaquith Road, Hobson Avenue, Pine Avenue, Wise 
Street, Dobson Avenue, Lake Street, Miles Street, Beeching Avenue, Thurston Avenue, Dorothy Avenue, Catherine 
Avenue, Arlene Avenue, Ballardvale Street, Kirk Street, Beacon Street, Parker Street, Chandler Road and 
Kelley Road. 

Drainage : I 
The following drainage problems were eliminated this year. The most expensive and time consuming one was thel 
Marjorie Road and Lloyd Road area. Others eliminated with new catch basins installed on the following streetf 
Taft Road, Dobson Avenue, Forest Street, Wobum Street and Bumap Street. New culverts were installed on 
Faulkner Avenue, Cunningham Street and Salem Street. New drainage system was installed on Congress Street. 

Hot Top Program : I 
This money comes from the Highway Department expense account. We hot topped the following streets: Park Stut. 
from Wobum Street to North Reading line. Harden Street, Baland Road, Williams Avenue, Jones Avenue, and Clai| 
Street from Middlesex Avenue to Church Street. 

I 

Work performed for other departments : [ 

Cemetery Department - assisted the Cemetery Department with the construction of a new section. I 

Tree Department - loader and truck assisted the Tree Department with the removal of large trees. 

Building Inspector - we assisted the Building Inspector with the removal of 3 buildings. 

Public Buildings Department - assisted with the construction of tennis courts at the following schools: 

Wildwood Street School, Glen Road School, and Wobum Street School. 
Also assisted the department with the hot topping of the Fire Station and Town Hall Annex parking areas. 
Water Department - one man and truck assisted the department in the patching of various streets where new wal 

mains were installed. 1 

Clean-up Pick-up Campaign : | 
The annual clean-up, pick-up campaign was conducted in April. We received over 800 calls for pick up. Appn - 
mately 350 truck loads were hauled to the town dump. 

Roadside Pick-up : 

This program is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the students. Again this year a lot of credit shoiL| 
be given to the students participating in this program, picking up roadside litter and bagging it. The Highv' 
Department assisted by hauling approximately 30 loads to the Town Dvimp. 



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Equipment : 

The mechanics, foreman and I have checked over the equipment and sincerely conclude we must replace 1 dump 
truck, 1 chassis and cab, 3/4 ton pick-up truck and 1 sander body. I would like to add another sweeper to 
the department due to the fact that it is impossible to sweep all the streets with one sweeper. 

Brooks and Streams Maintenance : 

Again this year we used some of the E. E. A. and N. Y. C. personnel, Federal sponsored programs, along with 
our new Bobcat with backhoe for our continuing stream and brook maintenance. 

In concluding this report, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the various departments for the 
cooperation extended this department during 1973, especially the Police Department for keeping us informed, 
during the winter months, of road conditions between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. To the Town Manager 
and the Board of Selectmen for their support throughout the year. Last but not least, the men of the Highway 
Department who made 1973 a very productive year, my sincere thanks and appreciation. 




Chapter 90 Program - Burlington Avenue 
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Water and Sewer Commissioners 



The following data relative to the functioning of the Water Department is presented for review by your Water 
and Sewer Commissioners: 



WATER SUPPLY 

1969 1970 

Maximum Gallons 

Pumped per Day 5,177,000 4,747,000 

Maximum Gallons 

Pumped per Week 27,125,000 25,712,000 

Maximum Gallons 

Pumped per Month 95,320,000 95,302,000 

Average Gallons 

per Day 2,530,300 2,583,000 

Average Gallons 

per Month 76,963,675 78,549,000 

Total Gallons 

per Year 923,564,100 942,598,000 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION 

New Services Installed 90 
Total Active Services 4567 



1971 

4,647,000 

26,297,000 
94,268,000 
2,530,000 
76,973,000 
923,678,000 



1972 
3,796,000 

21,765,000 

89,097,000 

2,484,400 

75,569,000 

906,833,000 



1973 
4,370,000 

23,202,000 

91,448,000 

2,624,800 

79,838,000 

958,051,000 



New Meters Installed 
New Hydrants T.nstalled 



90 
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A synopsis of the Water and Sewer Department is offered for your consideration. 



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In 1973 over two miles of water mains were installed either by contractors and builders or by the Water Depart] 
ment employees. Some of these mains were replacements, and their installations thus constituted part of the 
department's ongoing program of upgrading the system. Below, the main installations are categorized for your ^ 
examination and represent both systems installed by the Town, improvements as well as betterments. 



Oakwood Road 
Lake Street 
Fairmeadow Road 



900' of 10" Pipe 
500' of 8" Pipe 
900* of 6" Pipe 



Reading Avenue 
Silver Lake Avenue 
Clinton Street 



600' of 6" Pipe 
500' of 6" Pipt 
450' of 6" Pipe 



Installed by contractors and builders who simultaneously complied with the Wilmington Water Department's 
specifications . 



Jonspin Road 
Gearty Street 
Broad Street 
Pilcher Drive 



1520" of 12" Pipe 

600' of 10" Pipe 

450' of 10" Pipe 

300' of 10" Pipe 



Arlene Avenue 
Ella Avenue 
Doane Street 
Lopez Street 



2700' of 8" Pipt 

1250' of 8" Pipt 

600' of 8" Pipe 

400' of 8" Pipf 



Some of the above are reflected in the several subdivisions which were presented to the Board for review, viz 
Glen Acres Estates; Lucaya Estates; North Wilmington Industrial Park; Juniper Ridge Estates. 



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'or your perusal the following budgetary estimates for 1974-75 are offered. Their listing from 1 to 10 does 



.ot, however, connote any priority. 

1. System improvements, i.e., replacing 2" pipe with 6" pipe or larger as may $ 25,000 
be deemed advisable. 

2. Testing for new water sources. 20,000 

3. Clean and surge the Chestnut Street well and install injection wells. 10,000 

4. Clean wells at Barrows wellfield. 4,000 

5. Purchase two proportioneer pumps and chlorof eeders . 1,400 

6. Purchase heavy duty pavement breaker. 800 

7. Purchase two-way radio for pickup truck. 900 

8. Treatment plant, et al, to relieve the rusty water problems. 2,000,000 

9. Install 12" main - Northeast Industrial Park 500,000 

10. Install 12" main - Shawsheen Avenue Trom Aldrich Road to Hopkins Street 50,000 
to eliminate bottleneck. 



lese estimates indicate that operational expenditures are increasing and that total water quality is deterio- 
iting. In some instances the poor water quality has led to the termination of pumping at some of our facil- 
:ies, viz. Aldrich Road and Butters Row. 

73 was a particularly frustrating year for some residents within the community with respect to water quality 
iveral contingents of irate consumers voiced their feelings to the Water Commissioners and the Board of 
:lectmen. An expenditure of some $11,400 incorporating the scrutinization of complaints, the identifying of 
complaint pattern, the taking of samples and testing for bacteria, etc. enabled our consulting engineers, 
litman and Howard, to isolate our difficulty. The preliminary report concluded that the well at Aldrich Road 
IS the culprit. This well was pumping water with an inordinately high iron content into our system and was 
lusing those customers within the perimeters of that well considerable anguish. With the subsequent termin- 
:ion of pumping at that facility, rusty water complaints have likewise diminished. The flushing program will 
ntinue. 

.operative wells also mean less water available. This factor prompts the search for additional sources of 
pply. During 1973 one such source has been unearthed, the Cranberry Bog on Shawsheen Avenue. Again, the 
«ality is of concern. Other sites are being considered, but long-range projections indicate that while quan- 
I ty may be accessible, quality is most questionable. Current growth, if maintained, makes the total avail- 
iility of water suspect. 

il things being equal, Wilmington residents can, with certainty, Iouk. forward to an increase in water rates, 
(rrently the extent of the increase ranges from 25 to 125 percent. What occurs on the floor of the Town 
leting relative to the community's assessment and arrangement of priorities with respect to Water Department 
srvices will, in turn, determine the percentage of increase. Your Water Commissioners during the past year 
tve met with the Board of Selectmen both as a group and individually, have communicated with the Town Manager 
cd conferred with the Industrial Development Commission concerning water rates, their projected increase, 
ilative equities, and generally the entire concept of pros and cons. The entire problem has been under 
svisement and consideration for some time. 

1e Nassau Avenue standpipe was refurbished and repaired. Nick Dry Wall Construction was the low bidder 
(21,500). The standpipe became operational again December 13, 1973. 

Vidalism, while not rampant, is still annoying and costly. The Barrows Station suffered rather extensive 
dnage this year. 

1i Town of North Reading negotiated to purchase water from Wilmington during periods of emergency and/or 
S)rtage. However, our own acute problems regretfully negate such consideration at this time. 



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Public hearings for proposed water betterments on Aldrich Road, Brattle Street and Jaquith Road were conductec 
In deference to all parties involved, these proposals have been submitted as bettement articles to be aired 
at the Annual Town Meeting. 

The Water Commissioners compliment the Recreation Department for its exemplary clean-up and restoration of the 
Town Park area following the rock concert conducted on the premises in June. 



SEWER 



Extensions of the existing trunk line and corresponding laterals are still being considered. No definite 
proposals have been submitted. 

Affairs relative to the sewer can be described as internal. Several contractors made application for and wer€ 
subsequently certified as drainlayers in Wilmington, having complied with the respective regulations. 

During 1973 the Woburn Street sewer line became plugged with a foreign substance which incurred an expendituri 
of time and money to alleviate. A result of this incident, plus other continuing abuses, prompted the Board 
to weld closed all but one of the manholes on Woburn Street, with that one being padlocked. A key is availab] 
at the Brown's Crossing Pumping Station to all those contractors making legitimate drops. The Board members 
were aware of accompanying inconvenience and respectfully listened to appeals from local contractors. Conclu' 
sions were reached which were satisfactory to all parties concerned. 

On May 17, 1973 the Board, acting on the recommendations of their consulting engineers. Whitman and Howard, 
revised Article VI of the Town rules and regulations governing sewer use in order to become consonant with 
Federal Law P. L. 92-500 as issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. Penalties by way of fines to the 

offender were established at $2500. per day minimum, to $25,000. per day maximum. 

ttl 

Inquiries from business and industry relative to sewer availability in given areas within the community contii ^ 
to be received. 




The Wilmington Company of Ninutemen 
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Tree Department 



Routine work, was done by the Tree Department of trimming, cutting and removing trees. Starting in April, in 
response to requests, the tree planting program was carried on with the setting out of 230 Schwedler maples. 
Fifty-six roadside diseased and dead trees were removed along with 210 others, making room for widening of 
streets and construction of sidewalks, and also drainage programs. Tree feeding for proper growth and care 
aas maintained. The spraying of trees for insect control began in April. Tree department vehicles are used to 
plow snow for the Highway Department. We assisted the School Maintenance Department, when requested, to replace 
flag poles and ropes. Delivered a tree for the Conservation Commission for Arbor Day. Helped Girl Scouts and 
Joy Scouts on clean-up day. Had a hearing at the highway garage for tree removal for the Telephone Company's 
lew Route 129 relocations .. .no objections. 

Jim Leaf and Dutch Elm Disease 



rhe University of Massachusetts, Amherst, received samples of elm trees believed to be diseased. Twenty-eight 
/ere found to be dutch elm and because of the disease had to be taken down. Stump removal is done by the use 
)£ the Tree Department's stump cutter. 



loth Department 



tjmerous insects such as Japanese beetle, oak skeletonizers , tent caterpillars, fall webworm, etc. 
rolled by continuous spraying. Spraying was done also to eliminate poison ivy. 



were con- 



jsquitos 

Extensive spraying was carried on for mosquito control on request of the State, due to the encephalitis scare. 

lis is done by use of the fog generator used and owned by the Tree Department. Fogging is done between the 
lours of eight and twelve o'clock in the evening. We request that the parents caution their children about the 
[anger involved in following ^he fogger. All trapped water holes were larvacided. 

would like to thank the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen for their support, the town departments for 
leir cooperation, and the men of the Tree Department for their cooperation and efforts for the year 1973. 




Student Government 
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Housing Authority 



ORGANIZATION 

The Wilmington Housing Authority is ducho rxzGd by S set ion 3 of Cli3.p ter i21 B of thfi GensrsJ- Lsws , 3.s dinsndsd. ■ 
MEMBERS 



Raymond J. Spahl, Chairman (State Appointee) 
Kathleen S. Patterson, Vice-Chairman 
Donald Garland, Secretary 

STATUTORY REFERENCE 



Leo Woodside, Treasurer 

Barbara Larson, Assistant Treasurer 



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1. Housing Authority Law: Section 261 of the General Laws, as amended. 

2. Act of providing Housing for Elderly Persons of Low Income: Chapter 667 of the Acts of 1954, as amended. 



BALANCE SHEET AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1973 



ASSETS 

Debt Service Fund 
Prepaid Insurance 
Petty Cash 

Administration Funds 
Mechanics Savings Bank 
Development Costs $575,000 
Liquidated 113,000 
Total 



LIABILITIES 



Et 



it 



$ 66.00 
211.71 
25.00 
474.78 
5,681.78 

462,000.00 
$468,459.27 



Modernization 

Matured Interest and Principal 
Debt Service Reserve 
Operating Reserve 
Bonds Authorized $575,000 
Less Notes Retired 113,000 

Total Liabilities 
Operating Deficit 

Total Liabilities and Deficit 



473.51 
437.0- 
22,800.0j 

- 11,855.3 

462,000.0 
473,855.1 

- 5,395.9 
468,459.2 



The year 1973 proved to be very productive for the Wilmington Housing Authority. Early in the year, the Autho 
ity was granted funds to modernize and renovate the housing units for the elderly on Deming Way, under Chapter 
694 of the Modernization Acts of 1970. This program was among the major priorities for the year. Significant 
progress was achieved under this program in terms of interior repair and painting of each apartment unit, roof 
ing repairs, and replacement of all original appliances. 

Another area of progress involved the construction of a utility building which was needed for the storage of t 
ground maintenance equipment. This building program was accomplished through the efforts and talents of the 
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. The Authority is certainxy grateful for this co-operative effort for 
improvement of our community. 

The Authority also received approval by the Department of Community Affairs for reimbursement of unforeseen en 
gency expenditures and operating deficiencies, under a 1973 Deficiency Budget, accrued over the past several 
years. 

The past year was one of progress. This year should prove to be one of challenge. Recognizing the need for £ 
ditional housing for our senior citizens in Wilmington, it is imperative that the Authority establish this as 
one of our major priorities for the coming year. 



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Board of Health 



luring 1973 there were no changes in personnel. James Durkee was elected Chairman of the Board of Health. 

ursing policies were prepared and adopted by the Board. They also took steps to establish a general policy 
lie. The Board increased the nursing services to the Town by extending the working hours for the part-time 
urse. 

ay changes are being made in the area of tuberculosis control and follow-up. All tuberculosis testing of 
chool personnel and individual contacts previously done by outside agencies is now being done by the Board of 
|iealth. Only one person was hospitalized during the year for tuberculosis for a period of eleven days. 

le Board made flu vaccine available to anyone in Town over age fifty at a cost of fifty cents. The vaccine 
^as also given to school personnel who wanted it. 

of July 1, 1973, the newly created Office for Children assumed responsibility for the licensing of day care 
inters . 



October, the Health Counseling Program for senior citizens moved from Deming Way to the Drop-In-Center at 
smoulas Shopping Center. Attendance increased substantially because of the change of location. 

le Pre-School Immunization Clinics moved from Villanova Hall to the Town Hall Annex in September. Dr. Fagan 
jntinues to be the attending physician. 

le Board approved contracts for the Family Counseling Service and for the Share Program. 

le Town, together with the operator of the dump, were cited for violations of the State Health Department's 
bw regulations for sanitary land fills. A Dump Study Committee was appointed by the Town Manager. 

iie Board promulgated regulations dealing with subdivisions, sewage disposal and air pollution during the year. 

icephalitis was a concern of the Board during the year. Dead bird specimens were investigated and collected 
)r laboratory analysis. The Town was sprayed by aerial means at the expense of the State. 

le Board, in conjunction with the local Women's Club, sponsored a program during Hospital Day at the Nerf 
kgland Memorial Hospital. 

Board maintained its level of services within its budget with the present personnel. 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE 

1. Monthly Immunization Clinic : 



Attendance 

This is a free clinic for pre-school children needing vaccines. School children 
may also attend for those vaccines required by law. 

Smallpox Clinic : 

None held since it is not now required by law for school admission. 

Anti-Rabies Clinic : 
Dogs Immunized 



188 



616 



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A. COMMUNICABLE DISEASE (continued) 



Tuberculosis Control: 



Four Tuberculin Testing Programs were conducted within the school system. 

Grade I (in spring) Number Tested 

Grade I (in fall) 
School Personnel 
Grade XII 

Head Start Program 
T. B. Testing in Office 
New Cases Reported in 1973 
Hospitalized During Year 
Home Visits 
Hospital Cost to Town 



163 
139 
148 
111 
48 
57 

1 

102 
$291.50 



5 . Industrial Hygiene : 

Persons T.B. Tested 



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6. Flu Vaccine: 



Four clinics were held during year. Doses given 



7. Hospital Day (New England Memorial Hospital) Total Attendance 

The screening services such as glaucoma test, vital capacity, 
hypertension screen, etc. are available to all Wilmington residents. 

8. Health Counseling Senior Citizens : 

Number Counseling Sessions 
Attendance 

A nurse is in attendance one afternoon each week to discuss health 
problems. Blood pressures are taken routinely. 

9 . Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Booster Clinic : 

This clinic was held for seniors in the spring. Number innoculated 

B. PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING 

1 . Premature Births : 

Home Visits 
Cases Reported 

Hospitalization Cost to Town 

2 . Day Care Centers : 

In July the State began the licensing of Day Care Centers. 
Visits to July 

3. Morbidity Service : 

Nursing Visits 
Fees Collected 



550 
1500 



48 
296 



116 



21 
12 
None 



1054 
$352.00 



4. Newborn Infants: 



Home Visits 



57 



5 . General Health Supervision : 
Home Visits 

Emphasis appears to be shifting from the very young to the older 
citizens with referrals from doctors and hospitals for more home 
supervision. 

DENTAL HEALTH 

1. Children Serviced : 

Home Visits 



577 



899 
26 



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DENTAL HEALTH (continued) 



The School Dental Program conducted by the Board of Health provides services for 
Grades 2, 3 and 5. An examination, cleaning of teeth, and an application of fluoride 
is given, together with emphasis on health education. 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 

1. Licenses and Permits : 

Sewerage 
Food 

Milk (vehicle) 
Milk (store) 
Recreation Camps 
Day Care Centers 
Piggeries 
Funeral Directors 
Ice Cream Manufacturing 
Refuse Transportation 
Stables 
Installers 
Fees Totaled 

2 . Sewage Disposal Sanitation : 

Existing Dwellings 
New Dwellings 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Renewals 

Inspections and Investigations 

The Board made changes in their Regulations on sewage disposal systems. 

3. Milk Sanitation : 

Dairies Licensed 
Stores Licensed 
Milk Analysis 

4 . International Certificates : 

Certified 

5 . Dump Contract : 

The Board signed a contract for the period April 1, 1973 to 
June 30, 1974 for the sum of $5,000. per month. 

6. Garbage Contract : 

There was no change in the contract during the year. The contract 
price for the period May 1,1973 to April 30, 1974 amounted to $39,000. 

7. Complaints : 

8. Inspector of Animals : 

Animals Quarantined 

Animals Released from Quarantine 

Animals Disposed of 

Premises Inspected for Domestic Animals 

9 . Food Establishments : 

Inspections 
Permits Issued 



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D. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (continued) 
10. Air Pollution: 



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The Board put into effect new air pollution regulations to comply 
with the Town Meeting vote. 



Recreation Sanitation: 



The Board complied with the State schedule for the collection of swimming 
water samples at Silver Lake during the bathing season. 

Samples Collected 



12 . Drinking Water Analysis : 

Samples Collected 

13. Stream Pollution: 



Subdivisions : 



15. Court: 



16. Share: 



Samples Collected 



The Board processed seven subdivisions during the course of the year 
involving 183 houses. Four subdivisions were disapproved. 



Ten court appearances were made at the Wobum District Court and two 
at the Lowell Superior Court. Mr. Simon Cutter ict)Lcsented the Board 
in Court. 



During 1973, the Town contributed $11,146 to the Share Program. However, 
$32,853.74 has been expended from Share's total income on Wilmington 
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17. Family Counseling Services : 

Mental health services have been provided to 89 families and individuals 
with emotional, social, and adjustment problems during 1973. 

Number of scheduled individual counseling and therapy sessions 603 
Number of scheduled group counseling and therapy sessions 25 

Primary Presenting Problems: 

Adults with personal-emotional problems 57% 

Marital problems 18% 

Child adjustment or management problems 17% 

Adolescent adjustment or management problem 8% 

The Board wishes to extend their thanks to all those who assisted in the various health programs held during 
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Historical Commission 



Inns and taverns have always been representative of their time and place in the developing history of America. 
In the spring of 1973 the Hamden Tavern, the only example of late Georgian architecture in Wilmington, and a 
Landmark steeped in history from Colonial days, was threatened with demolition. 

It could perhaps have been remembered with a plaque which could never have begun to duplicate an older place 
ind another time. However, the townspeople of Wilmington would not let indifference and destruction rob us of 
Che beauty of our heritage. 

}y vote at the Special Town Meeting on June 25, 19 73, the Town of Wilmington voted to adopt Chapter 40, Section 
JD, of the General Laws providing for the establishment of an Historical Commission responsible for identifying 
md recording the historic assets of the Town and for developing and implementing a program for their preser- 
/ation. 

Vt the same Town Meeting the townspeople also voted overwhelmingly to take the Hamden Tavern and a surrounding 
:wo acres of land for the sole purpose of preservation under authority of the Historic Eminent Domain Act of 
.972, the building having been certified by the Massachusetts Historical Commission on June 19, 1973, as a 
.andmark of great historic and antiquarian interest sufficient to justify its taking. 

lie Town Manager, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, appointed the following members to the Wilmington 
istorical Commission: Shirley F. Callan, Walter C. Kohler, Evelyn M. Sheerin, Hope Hathaway, and William G. 
-yer. The Board of Selectmen also authorized the Historical Commission to administer the programs and activi- 
ies of the Hamden Tavern on behalf of the Town of Wilmington. 

"homas W. Leavitt, Director of the Merrimac Valley Textile Museum and President of the Bay State Historical 
eague, has been engaged as a consultant to assist the Commission in conducting a feasibility study to deter- 
■ e the highest and best use of the Hamden Tavern. 

n October 28, 1973, over a thousand adults and schoolchildren attended an open house and tour of the Hamden 
avem sponsored by the Historical Commission. Because of the enthusiastic response such other and additional 
rograms and activities will be planned in the future. The Commission is also planning to institute a town- 
ide inventory of historic assets and properties during the coming year. 

he Historical Commission is grateful for the support of the townspeople of Wilmington and the assistance re- 
elved from other departments. Committees, and Boards in attempting to achieve its aim of making history alive 
nd in creating parallels between history and today. 



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Town Engineer 



The year 1973 was a very busy one for the Engineering Department and the Town. The Town in 1973 experienced 
substantial growth in both residential and industrial areas. Much of our time is spent reviewing plans of a 
proposed development with and for other town departments and boards. The purpose for doing this is to protect 
the town and abutters from the creation of any new problems. Listed below are the departments, boards, etc., 
that we have worked with, along with a brief description of the work that has been done by the department in 
conjunction with each. 



Planning Board 

The Town Engineer attends all Planning Board meetings and hearings and acts as a technical adviser to the Plan 
ning Board on all plans that come before the Board for their approval. In 1973, subdivision plans for Melzar 
Park, Juniper Ridge Estates, Elmwood Village, North Wilmington Industrial Park, Route 125 Industrial Park, Glei 
Acres Estates, Lucaya Estates, Cormier Park, and Wilton Drive were reviewed by the Engineering Department. 
Comments and recommendations on the plans were forwarded by the department, to the Planning Board. The Enginee 
ing Department also field inspected roadway construction and prepared bond estimates for the Planning Board in 
the following subdivisions: Pinecrest in Wilmington, Elmwood Village, Co rum Meadows, Sherburn Place, Hathaway 
Acres, Glen Acres Estates, Lopez Road, Cornell Place, and North Wilmington Industrial Park. The Engineering 
Department also assisted the Planning Board in the preparation of an Official Map for the Town as well as in tl; ^ 
preparation of maps and plans for displays at public hearings and Town Meetings. The department also supplied 
the planning consultant for the Wobum Street By-Pass with maps, plans, reports, photographs, etc., to aid in t 
preparation of preliminary reports and plans on the proposed project. 



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Conservation Commission 

The Town Engineer also acts as a technical advisor to the Conservation Commission on plans submitted for their 
approval under the new Wetlands Protection Act. Plans for alteration of the wetlands in the areas of Marjorie 
Road, Chestnut Street, Sweetheart Plastics, Richmond Street, and Kilmarnock Street were reviewed. Recommenda- 
tions and comments on these plans were sent to the Conservation Commission to aid them in their decisions. 

Board of Selectmen 

Street Layouts - The Selectmen forwarded to the Engineering Department a request for the preparation of layout 
plans and cost estimates for the 1974 Annual Town Meeting for the following streets or parts of streets: Glen 
Road, Chestnut Street, Winter Street, Beeching Avenue, Falcon Road, Lexington Street, Morningside Drive, and 
Cleveland Avenue. Field surveying was done to establish the most reasonable lines for the locations of these 
streets. The acting Town Engineer also met several times with the Board in discussion on the sidewalk program^ 
drainage program, and other projects within the Town. 

Board of Assessor's 

Ifet with the chief assessor to discuss changes to be made in updating the assessor's maps. Updated the assess 
maps and made copies for various town departments and boards . 

Highway Department 

Tennis Courts: The Engineering Department did field surveys and prepared plans for the construction of tennis 
courts at the Woburn Street, Glen Road, and Wildwood Street schools. Line and grade were given to the Highway 
Department during the construction of these courts. 



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Drainage Program: Surveys were done, plans were prepared, and line and grade were given to the Highway Departn 
to facilitate drainage construction in the following areas: Marjorie Road, Lloyd Road, Faulkner Avenue, Cun- 
ningham Street, Congress Street, Forest Street, Park Street and Glenview Road- Drainage problems on King Stree 
Wildwood Street, Woburn Street, Burlington Avenue, Kenwood Avenue, West Street, and a number of other locations 
were investigated with the Highway Superintendent. Because of the large number of drainage problems in Wilmin^ 
it -is necessary to study problem areas and establish priorities. 



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Sidewalk. Program: Surveys were done, plans were prepared, and line and grade were given the Highway Department 
to facilitate the construction of sidewalks on Park Street. Additional survey was done for the location of a 
sidewalk on Shawsheen Avenue from the vicinity of Sherbum Place to Wilton Drive. This sidewalk will be built 
in 1974 to connect the existing sidewalk on Burlington Avenue to a new sidewalk being constructed by the State 
It the location of the new Route 129 bridge. 

Cemetery Department 

V survey was done and plans were prepared for additional sections to the existing cemetery. Line and grade 
rere given to the town personnel during the filling and construction of the new section. 

Jater and Sewer 

Jewer Program: Met with the consultants hired to design the second phase of the town sewer program. Supplied 
;he consultant with plans and data available from town records to aid in the design of the sewer. Advised the 
^ ;onsultant on problem areas and made recommendations on the proposed routes of the sewer. Supervised the con- 
struction of a small section of sewer on Brand Avenue at the location of the new Route 129 bridge. Assisted in 
)reparation of sewer assessments for Phase 1 of the sewer program. 

(ater: Assisted the Water and Sewer Commissioners in the preparation of easement documents and plans for lines 
in Reading Avenue and Oakwood Road. Provided the Water Department with line for the installation of the water 
,^ m Reading Avenue. 

tate Department of Public Works 

hapter 91: Met with Representative Cain and Associate Commissioner Malcom E. Graf of the State D.P.W. Water- 
'ays Division relative to the Town's participation in a State Aid program for waterway improvements. Attended 

'". hearing on this program and spoke of the town's problems and the petition of the Board of Selectmen. 

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elocation of Route 129 (Richmond Street Bridge): Met with the Middlesex Canal Historical Society and State 
•P.W. engineers relative to the design of the portion of the canal that is to be reconstructed. Also met with 
' , he engineers and the Conservation Commission at the Wetlands Protection Act Hearings, relative to the design 
■■■ f the drainage system and improvements to be made in the area. Attended a pre-construction conference where 
11 affected utilities met with the State and the contractor to discuss possible problems. 

elocation of Route 38 (Main Street By-Pass): Met in discussion with State D.P.W. Officials and others, rela- 
. ive to the various possible routes for a by-pass for Main Street. The Town was advised as to what steps the 
^"^ own would have to take relative to this project. 

alocation of Route 129 (Lowell Street) : Met with State engineer and reviewed preliminary plans for the re- 
jcation and reconstruction of Lowell Street. 




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Redevelopment Authority 



The Wilmington Redevelopment Authority is pleased to report to the citizens of the Town of Wilmington on the 
progress of the Eames Street Industrial Park Project for the year of 1973. 

In January, 1973, the members of the WRA signed the Order of Taking for the 39 acres of land known as the Eame 
Street Industrial Park, and their attorney, J. W. McCann filed the necessary papers with the Middlesex Registi 
of Deeds in Lowell, Mass. The property then became legally owned by the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority 
Eminent Domain action was necessary in order to develop the project area which could not be developed privatel 
as had been demonstrated by several unsuccessful attempts in the past to acquire the land without the benefit 
of eminent domain powers. The area had impaired economic value and tax revenues in the community, and complea 
problems had arisen from obsolete platting, tax foreclosures, questionable land titles and unknown ownership 
had prevented assembly and development by private groups. Of the 86 parcels of land in the area, the Town of 
Wilmington had acquired approximately 57 percent of the land area within the 86 parcels by tax title. Since 
the eminent domain proceedings, 45 full settlements have been made with private owners and the Town itself. 
Twelve owners have accepted settlements on a pro tan to basis. Twenty owners are as yet unknown, and monies 
have been put into escrow account for future payments to these owners. Only one parcel had a building with 
tenants, and the tenants moved from the premises early in the spring. The house has since been demolished and 
removed by the Authority to facilitate the sale of the land as per proposed action stated in the Project Repo 
Code 303: "Development will include the assembly of the land including the removal of encumbrances now associ 
ated with the area. .. incidental structures thereon will be demolished." 
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At the Annual Town Meeting in March, the remaining property, which had been zoned SRA was changed to Industrie fa 



Two of our members resigned from the Authority in the Spring, because of other commitments to the Town, and ti 
Authority regretfully accepted the resignation of Mr. Robert F. Leahy, who had been with the Authority since 
its formation and had acted in the capacity of Secretary and Acting Director for several years. He is now a 
member of the Planning Board. Also Mr. Richard Thackeray, a member of the W.R.A. for several years and Trea- 
surer of the Authority, had been elected to the School Committee and was therefore unable to fill his term wit 
the Redevelopment Authority. At a special meeting with the Board of Selectmen, Mr. Charles Ritchie was appoii 
ted to fill the term of Mr. Thackeray, said term expiring in March, 1974. Mr. Sidney Kaizer was elected to ti u 
Redevelopment Authority at the March Town Meeting for a period of five years. The resignation of our State- 
Appointed Member, Mr. Milton Bradford, Jr. was regretfully accepted. He had served with the Authority as 
Secretary and Acting Director. To date the State has not appointed a member to fill the position of 
Mr. Bradford. 

The Redevelopment Authority has advertised the availability of the land with a leading Real Estate Journal, ai 
through the joint efforts of the Authority and the Wilmington Industrial Commission, several industrial devel- 
opers and industrial real estate agents have spoken with the Authority regarding the purchase of the property, 
and have visited and walked the site itself. Some potential buyers have been interested in developed land on] 

It is the desire of the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority to fulfill the following objectives in the near 
future: 1. To promote sound industrial development at the Eames Street Site, to expand the tax base of the 
Town through the sale of this land, 2. To eliminate a blighted, open area. 3. To provide sites for new 
industrial development. 4. To create new job opportunities to strengthen the economy of the Town. 

The Members of the Authority wish to express appreciation for the cooperation of the many Boards and Commissit 
who have given aid, interest, and enthusiasm for the success of the project. 



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Council on Aging 



In its inaugural report to the Citizens of Wilmington, the Council would like to take this opportunity to an- 
nounce that it is now a separate entity within the Town government. 

J» The function of the Council on Aging is to plan, organize and provide various programs and activities which will 
be beneficial to the senior citizens of Wilmington. 

rhe Council is comprised of nine non-salaried board members, appointed by the Board of Selectmen and a coordin- 
ator recommended by the Council. Of the nine members, several are senior citizens, the intent being that the 
ouncil will be directly cognizant of how well the various programs and activities are being received. In add- 
ition, this structure provides an excellent source for communicating the needs and desires of the Town's senior 
itizens . 

'resently the Council is in the process of mailing Senior Citizen Identification Cards to all senior citizens 
)f the Town. These I.D. cards will enable the seniors to identify themselves in instances where privileges, 
liscounts, or any other beneficial services may be available now or in the future. 

01 ieetings of the Council are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Library, 
c ?hese meetings are open to the public and we encourage your attendance and participation by expressing your ideas 
ind views to the Council. 

.Tie Town has established that the age of 60 is the required age for one to qualify as a senior citizen. Presently 
i here are approximately 1,500 senior citizens within the Town. 

ti behalf of the senior citizens the Council would like to express its appreciation to the following: To the 
ficreation Commission and its Director Ronald Swazey for the excellent programs for the senior citizens, e.g. 
our of the State House, Field Trips, Whist Parties, various activities during Senior Citizen's Week, Thanksgiving 
nd a Christmas Party. 

o the Board of Health for providing a Social and Health Counseling Program every Tuesday at the Drop- In-Center 
rom 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

the kind donor for providing a haven for the seniors at the Plaza. This location provides an excellent op- 
ortunity to develop and implement the various programs and activities under the auspices of our coordinator 
rom 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. 

the business community, the various organizations and departments of the Town of Wilmington for, without their 
m Ld, this past year could not have been such a success. 

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Conservation Commission 



In 1973 the Wilmington Conservation Commission found itself quite busy holding Wetlands Protective Act hearings 
and issuing 'Orders of Conditions' designed to safeguard our valuable wetlands. 

LAND ACQUISITION MP IMPROVEMENT 

Following are some of the Conservation Commission highlights with regard to land acquisition and improvement. 

1. A total of 120 acres of land were acquired by the Coimnission for use, such as: 

a. 24 acres in the Aldrich Road area, deeded by the Jean-Cor Construction Corporation 

b. Lot 206 Elrawood Village, deeded by Jackson Brothers, Inc. 

c. 21 acres of land in Corum Meadows were gifted to the Town by Jay-Dee Builders 

d. Other assorted tax title parcels were deeded to the Conservation Commission. 

2. Twenty- two acres of fine land were acquired in Alderwood Estates, with State 'Self-Help' funds hope- 
fully providing 50% reimbursement. This proposed wildlife and passive recreation area will also pro- 
vide a ponding area for ice skating. 

3. In the Glen Road Cranberry Bog area, the Conservation Commission, neighborhood residents, and the Towi 
Highway Department modified, painted, and improved the existing quonset shed for all to use. The 
addition of a picnic bench, and a general clean-up has greatly improved the area. 

4. The Commission and the Westdale Avenue neighborhood group have worked together filling, clearing, 
grading, and cleaning up the Westdale Avenue neighborhood park. 

5. Commission members have consulted with the League of Women Voters regarding land improvements. 

6. Commission members participated in the Spring roadside clean-up campaign. 
PUBLIC EDUCATION 

The Conservation Commission continued its policy of public education, which we believe is the only way to make 
people both young and old conscious of the delicate balance of nature. Following are some of our recent 
accomplishments. 

1. A moderate number of environmental and nature books donated to the Library. I 

2. Sending three Wilmington boys to the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp for two weeks. ^1 

3. Presentation of the Audubon film "The Flooding River", in hopes of educating the general public with I 
regard to Flood Plain Zoning. n 

4. Completion of a nature trail with tree and shrub identification for the students in the Glen Road Schc » 

5. Tree planting at the Shawsheen School on Arbor Day. . Ij 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION | 

Protection and enhancement of the Wilmington environment is the prime concern of the Conservation Commission. 
This includes the preservation of our streams and swamp areas, which by now we should all realize are Wilmingt« 
greatest natural asset. These wetland areas break up the monotony of housing developments and create tremendoi 
local water retention areas which replenish our water supply, provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, 

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and absorb a great deal of water in times of flooding. Following is a list of Conservation Commission accom- 
plishments which will be beneficial to all. 

1. A Flood Plain Zone Map for the major waterways in Wilmington was compiled by the Commission after 
spending many hours interpreting aerial photographs, making onsite inspections, and consulting with 
residents on the seasonal flooding fluctuations in their areas. This Flood Plain Map, which was 
unanimously accepted at Town Meeting, prohibits building in these areas, thus lessening future 
flooding and pollution problems. 

2. A Building By-Law was drawn up and accepted at the 1973 Town Meeting which regulates the height of the 
base of the cellar foundation above the local ground water level. This simple, but effective law, 
provides a builder with enough information to adequately safeguard a house from flooding problems 
encountered from normal seasonal ground water level fluctuations. 

3. The Conservation Commission has held many Wetlands Protection Act hearings and writtt. le sut ^uent 
'Orders of Conditions' which are designed to -^otect both the inhabitants and the environment. 

4. The Commission members have investigated re; of pollution, flooding, and improper drain-' f . and 
made recommendations of our findings to the proper Town agencies. 

5. The Commission tries to keep abreast of the times by attending environmental seminars on rfater pol- 
lution, the energy crisis, solid waste management, land improvement, etc. 

6. We, as a group, are members of several influential environmental organizations which periodically pro- 
vide us with pertinent information regarding the protection of the environment. The organizations 
include the Massachusetts Forest and Park Association, Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Mystic River 
Watershed Association, Conservation Law Foimdation, etc. 




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Recreation Department 



As leisure time in our society increases, greater emphasis is being placed on the provision of municipal I 
recreation services for citizens of all ages. n 

Wilmington's Recreation Department is constantly striving to improve and expand its program offerings necessarj 
to meet such current and future demands. 

The Recreation Department in its third full year of operation with a Director submits the following breakdown 
on 1973 program services: 

YOUTH PROGRAMS 

Summer Playgrounds : The summer of 1973 was a season to be remembered by the over 2,000 youngsters betweei 
tne ages of 6 and 12 who participated at one of the seven different playground areas. Two leaders and one 
aide were stationed at each playground with added assistance given by Neighborhood Youth Corps and Emer- 
gency Employment Act youth personnel. Each participant was able to take part in such activities as drama 
which produced our first children's theatre production "Sunshine for the Queen," arts n' crafts, field 
trips, cook-outs, sports and games, inter-playground competition, plus many others including special 
events such as pool days, beach day, Wilmington-Wobum field day, Wilmington-Tewksbury field day, and 
arts n' crafts-fashion show and talent presentation as a grand finale to the eight week schedule. 

Special Children's Program : Our physically and mentally handicapped young people are offered both a 
summer and winter program of varied recreation services. The winter program runs on Saturday mornings at 
the North Intermediate School while the summer enrichment program operates at the Swain School 5 days a 
week for 8 weeks. Nearly 50 youngsters registered last summer and were treated to active and quiet games, 
physically corrective activities, arts n' crafts, music, reading, field trips, cook-outs and other special 
events. This program utilizes 13 staff and several volunteer personnel and is 50% reimbursable from the 
Commonwealth. Transportation to and from the program daily is donated by Fred F. Cain by means of statior 
wagon service. Progress reports are available for parents during and after the program. 

Elementary Open Gyms : Tnis annual series of gym activities repeatedly serves hundreds of Wilmington youtt 
The Shawsheen, Wobum Street and Wildwood gyms are open on Saturday mornings from December through March 
for grades 1 through 6. Floor hockey, basketball, tag games, tumbling and quiet games keep participants 
occupied in healthful activity. Two staff personnel work at each location. 

Intermediate Open Gyms : Both the North and West Intermediate gyms were open on Friday evenings from 7:30 
to 10:30 and Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to A:00 for students of these two schools. Gym activities sucl 
as basketball, street hockey, volleyball, and tumbling were supervised by three staff people at each gym. 
An addition was the boys' basketball team formed at the West which played teams from surrounding towns. 

Teen Open Gym : The Wobum Street School gym was available on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 for | 
teen age youth. Various spirited gym activities were participated in by our teens. 

Flag Football : Boys ages 9 through 12 were eligible to compete in this annual league which operates at 
the town park on Monday and Tuesday evenings from September through November. Tne league is supervised bv 
volunteer coaches and coordinator who devote much time and effort to this physically active team sport. 

Soccer : Increased interest in this fast growing sport enabled the Recreation Department to field an add- 
ition team entrant in the spring Boston Area Youth Soccer League. The "AA" team comprised of boys under 
19 years old finished first in their division while the "B" team of boys ages 14 and under narrowly misse( I 
providing our town with simultaneous championships. Much credit should go to the coaches who volunteered 
their services. A week-long soccer clinic was offered to boys and girls ages 12 and over in August to 
further expand interest and knowledge in this valuable sport. 



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Baseball : The Recreation Department again sponsored a team in the Northeast Baseball League. Boys, age 

15 to 18, made up this team, the only one in town serving this age group. 

Softball : Our summer Softball program expanded to include a division of younger girls, age 12 through 16. 
Two teams from this age group were formed, one of which participated in the newly formed Northwest Suburban 
Girls' Softball League. Games were played at the Town Park. Wilmington hosted the tournament concluding 
the season. Our girls received the sportsmanship trophy for their spirited enthusiasm and participation. 
The older girls' team, age 17 and older played a rugged schedule with surrounding town teams and enjoyed 
the competition. Games were played at the Little League field. The boys' Softball league had 5 teams 
comprised of those age 12 to 17. Their active schedule was played at the Little League diamond also. All 
three leagues were supervised by volunteer help and coordinated by the department. 

Basketball : Our largest non-summer league registered over 300 boys, age nine and over. There are three 
divisions for the boys and one for the men. Games were scheduled for the high school and intermediate 
gyms. Girls' basketball was offered to those age 13 and over on Saturday mornings in the high school gym. 
An invitational tournament and league banquet followed the completion of the league schedule in March. 
A summer basketball league was formed with a boys' division for age 12 to 15, and a men's division for those 

16 and over. 

Golf : Every Wednesday morning during the summer, supervision, instruction and reduced rate play is pro- 
vided at the Garden of Eden Country Club. Participants were age 12 and over. 

Tennis : Tennis proved to be the number one recreational interest as evidenced by returns on our town 
wide survey. The addition of three new tennis court facilities offers residents an ample supply of courts. 
Our annual tennis tournament was conducted during the month of June to include singles, doubles and mixed 
doubles . 

Children's Film Festival : A variety of enjoyable films were shown to children, grades 1 to 6, on Wednesday 
afternoons through May at the Public Library. 

Girl's Ice Hockey : Summer ice hockey for girls, age 12 to 18, proved to be an exciting and worthwhile 
offering. A regular team schedule was formed with many games being played at the Youth Ice Arena. 

Ski Trip : The Recreation Department added an international flavor to its repertoire of activities by 
organizing and supervising a ski trip to Avoriaz, France during February vacation. 

Town Beach : Wilmington is fortunate in having a natural recreation facility such as Silver Lake. Added 
supervision by qualified lifeguards was offered at baby beach as well as the main beach. Swimming lessons 
were offered to the youth and adults of Wilmington. Red Cross certificates were issued upon successful 
completion of course requirements. 

Santa's Workshop : Santa and his elves opened their workshop for Wilmington visitors on Monday, Dec. 17. 
St. Dorothy's Church Annex, after being transformed into a true replica of Santa's North Pole workshop 
hosted hundreds of youngsters who brought Santa their Christmas wishes. In return the children received 
candy canes, balloons, prize drawings and color pictures with Santa. 

Christmas Trees Around the World : To promote world understanding of the true Christmas message, the 
Recreation Department solicited organizations to chose a foreign country and decorate a tree according to 
that country's traditions. The trees were displayed at the Public Library over the Christmas holiday 
period. 

Town Park : Many organizations request the use of the Town Park. Among those scheduled to utilize the 
facilities were: girls' softball, men's softball, pop wamer, flag football, cub scouts, industries and 
neighborhood groups. 

Others : The Recreation Department either sponsors or co-sponsors many other activities during the year. 
Among these are: movies, field trips, punt/pass and kick contest, dances, ski trips, horribles parade, 
elementary arts n' crafts, vacation programs, student government day, easter egg hunt, memorial marathon, 
twilight soccer, elementary sports, concerts, floor hockey, ski clinic, and self defense. 



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ADULT PROGRAMS 

Men's Open Gym : This activity allows men ages 18 and over a variety of physical activity during the wint 
months. The High School gym was available on Saturday evenings and the West Intermediate gym on Wednesda 
evenings . 

Ladies Slimnastics : Ladies ages 18 and over are provided with group and individual exercise activity on 
Thursday evenings at the High School gym. 

Indoor Golf : Adults who wish to keep or improve their golf techniques have their chance by receiving 
free instruction on proper form. The class ran on Thursday eve- Ings during the winter in the High School 
gym. 

Self Defense : Separate classes for men and women were held from January to March in the North Intermedia 
gym on Wednesday evenings. Defense techniques were shown and practiced by those ages 13 and over. 

Co-ed Volleyball : This active sport was well attendee' by both men and women ages 18 and over. Classes 
were held from December to March on Tuesday evenings in the High School gym. 

Basketball : Men are provided with the opportunity to participate in the winter recreation basketball 
league. Several teams compete in the winter with games being played at the High' School gym. The summer 
basketball league also had an active men's division with games bei- ^ played in the Hi"-.! School gym. 

Softball : The men's recreation Softball league is open to those ages 18 and over who live or wo' v in 
Wilmington. The league utilizes the town park, several evenings of the week during the summer. Ae pro- 
gram is well organized and supervised by volunt iv^r ;ersonnel. 

Theatre : The Spotlighters theatre group originally formed with Recreation Department guidance if becomin 
self-sufficient. The group provides Wilmington with seasonal productions that are becoming increasingly 
well received. 

Other : Activities provided for adults not previously mentioned are tennis tournament and lessons, Memori 
Day marathon, movies, family trips, ski clinic, town beach ani park supervision, ski clinic and special 
events such as "Barbershop Night". 

SENIOR CITIZENS 



Response to our elderly programs has grown at a tremendous rate during 1973. Some activities provided 
were several training programs for staff and senior citizen.s, participation in the R.S.V.P. (Retired 
Senior Volunteer Program), movies, guest speakers, luncheons, game days, field trips, arts n' crafts, 
drama shows, cook-outs, senior citizens week, bowling. Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinners. The 
donation of a Drop-In-Center for the elderly by Demoulas has been well received. The center has been 
open since September, 5 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Much socializing and good times have 
been had by all. 

COMMUNITY YOUTH 

Several youth organizations in town receive partial financial support through the Recreation Department 
budget. These excellent programs are run by interested volunteers who devote their time to helping our 
younger people receive enjoyment through recreation activity. These organizations are Youth Hockey, 
Figure Skating Club, Pop Warner, Senior Little League and Pony League. 

Providing a well versified program of leisure recreation offerings is a town wide function. Much support is 
necessary for the fulfillment of our programs. The Recreation Commission and Director thank those public and 
private citizens who help in providing the town with a valuable municipal service — Recreation. 



52 



Public Buildings and Grounds Department 



Two major projects were undertaken by the Public Buildings and Grounds Department during 1973. First, the Town 
Hall basement was completely renovated, providing more efficient office space. Renovation was accomplished 
with a minimum of inconvenience to the public. A new heating system was also installed. Second, three new 
tennis courts were constructed with the assistance of the Highway Department. These courts are at the Wildwood, 
Wobum Street and Glen Road Schools. There is now a tennis court adjacent to almost every school in Wilmington. 
The courts are also flooded during the winter for skating. 

The Wildwood Street School and portions of the Wobum Street School, High School, Glen Road School, Fire Station 
ind Town Hall were painted during 1973. 

In response to the energy crisis two buildings. The Audio Visual Center and Mildred Rogers School were closed. 
Chermostats have been lowered in all buildings to conserve fuel. The town has been successful, thus far, in 
jetting enough heating fuel to meet its needs. 

V total of 553 windows were replaced by the department during 1973. New windows were installed at the White- 
field School, thus reducing the heat loss through the old loose windows and providing a more comfortable 
•uilding. 

'liding doors were placed on the Tree Department garage on Middlesex Avenue. This resulted in a more efficient 
e of space. 

y most sincere appreciation to those departments that provided assistance during 1973. 




Board of Appeals Hearing 



53 



Jury List 



(* Indicates Married Woman) 
Revised - August 1, 1973 



NAME 


RESIDENCE 


OCCUPATION 


Allard, Richard C. 


14 Kelley Road 


CP. A. Audit Supervisor 


*A11 grove, Evelyn F. 


311 Middlesex Avenue 


Shipper & Receiver 


*Amicangioli, Mary I. 


28 Fairmeadow Road 


Bookkeeper 


*Andersen, Elizabeth L. 


276 Lowell Street 


Student 


Andrews, Philip T. 


20 Gunderson Road 


Unemployed 


*Aprile, Elizabeth A. 


43 Marcia Road 


At Home 


*Armstrong, Rosemarie 


110 Wobum Street 


Manager 


Bachman, Joan M. 


10 Marie Drive 


Housewife 


Baker, Wesley H. 


4 Cedar Street 


Ink Base Mixer Operator 


Banfield, Colin A. 


529 Shawsheen Avenue 


Leader Lineman 


Barry, Kathleen A. 


8 Chandler Road 


Housewife 


Barry, Michael L. 


8 Chandler Road 


Library Aid 


Barry, Thomas F. 


130 Grove Avenue 


Senior Te. Corr. Clerk 


Beardsley, Charles R. 


49 Lawrence Street 


Accounts Receivable Analyst 


Beatrice, Lawrence E. 


6 Radcliff Road 


Personnel Manager 


Begonis, Martin S. 


12 Cedar Street 


Foreman Machine Shop 


*Belason, Ann T. 


47 Middlesex Avenue 


Homemaker 


Belason, E. Bruce 


47 Middlesex Avenue 


Engineer, Manager 


*Bellissimo, Dorothea J. 


6 Carson Avenue 


Princ. Clerk of Court Office 


Berger, Frederick D. 


94 Wobum Street 


Assistant Office Manager 


Bickmore, Robert F. 


3 Loumac Road 


Engineering 


Birkenbach, Donald J. 


292 Salem Street 


Electrician 


Bissett, Thomas S. 


12 Powderhouse Circle 


Director of Systems 


Blake, Arnold C. 


90 Middlesex Avenue 


Civil Engineer-Supervisor 


Bowen, John L. 


100 Main Street 


Night Foreman 


Bradford, Milton L. , Jr. 


12 Dorothy Avenue 


Insurance Claim Examiner 


Breen, Thomas J. 


77 Middlesex Avenue 


Unemployed 


*Burke, Evelyn S. 


1 Harris Street 


Part-time Clerk 


*Burt, Lorraine B. 


4 Carson Avenue 


Part-time Secretary 


*Bums, Dena R. 


12 Pinewood Road 


Ho us ewif e 


*Carlson, Josephine J. 


13 Main Street 


Chic's Electric 


*Camey, Mary B. 


288 Shawsheen Avenue 


Unemployed 


Carpentier, Albert A. 


4 Judith Road 


Salesman 


Carrasco, Fructuoso 


29 Adams Street 


Contract Engineering 


Case, Bradford K. 


3 Oakridge Circle 


Production Co-Ordinator 


*Castaldo, Ruth E. 


26 North Street 


Medical Secretary 


Catalano, Americo A. 


12 Cedar Crest Road 


Service Salesman 


Chalmers, Ralph W. 


10 Wicks Circle 


Truck Driver 


Chapman, Lawrence H. 


Ballardvale Street 


Electrician Planner 


*Clark, Nancy H. 


23 Fl or ad ale Avenue 


Realtor & Tax Examiner 


*Cleary, Eleanor M. 


4 Hathaway Road 


Assistant Bookkeeper 


Cleary, Kenneth J. 


4 Hathaway Road 


Inspector, M.B.T.A. 


*Collins, Patricia A. 


45 Shady Lane Drive 


Housewife 


*Conlin, Irene E. 


24 Lloyd Road 


Bartender 


Connolly, Arthur E. 


35 Lawrence Street 


Group Leader 


Connors, Anne M. 


9 Shady Lane Drive 


Intake Secretary 


Coursey, C. Homer 


17 Frederick Drive 


Supervisor 


Crosson, John F. 


15 Main Street 


Senior Technician 


Currier, Cedric E. 


10 Thurston Avenue 


Machinist 



54 



NAME 



RESIDENCE 



OCCUPATION 



Currier, Doris G. 
Dalton, Walter J. 
Danieli, Domenic R. 
Davidson, William James 
Dawson, James F. 
Dayton, Douglas P. 
Decker, Dorothy M. 
Delano, Harold L. 
Deming, David R. 
Deveau, Yvonne M. 
Drohan, John J. 
3uggan, Patricia F. 
Dunn, Claire M. 
Durling, Arthur S. 
;ilis, Evelyn T. 
Llwell, Irene C. 
:iy, Irene R. 
-mery, Catherine M. 

laherty, Phyllis Marie 
"laherty, Virginia 
"ogg, Lorraine 
'oley , John P . 

osgate, Fred C. 

'uller, Roland M. 

age, Robert V. 

iarland, Donald Robert 

iven, Helen D. 

ravallese, Antonio A. 

aley, David J. 

anke, Erwin 
■anson. Norma M. 

ebsch, Donald F. 

ickey, Albert C. 
'ill, Jean P. 

inxman, Walter I. 

ogg, Douglas M. 
Hewlett, Patricia A. 

usen, William C, 

onter, Delbert L. 

ohanan, Edward S. 

alkanajian, John 
*avanaugh, Lorena F. 

inney, John J. 

Llroy, George L. 

lowlton, Neil N. 

iLig, Joseph J. 
*^dd, Margaret E. 

* if aver, Agnes C. 
*ifollette, Mary A. 

ifollette, Samuel D. 

lughton, Rodney E. 

iwrenson, Charles P. 

■avitt, Kenneth R. 

■e, Robert E. 
*iunsbury, Evelyn E. 

w, James 

IX, Ralph A. 

irvey, Alvan R. 
*Tich, Bemice L. 

cDonald, Linda M. 

* honey, Anne M. 



10 Thurston Avenue 
48 Grove Avenue 

11 Brattle Street 
26 Gunderson Road 
65 Glen Road 

5 Marie Drive 
28 Lawrence Street 
291 Woburn Street 
56 Federal Street 

38 Oakdale Road 
126 Salem Street 
42 Adams Street 
71 Grove Avenue 
3 Woodland Drive 

17 Oakdale Road 

12 Shady Lane Drive 

11 Birchwood Road 

39 Hanover Street 
Hob son Avenue 

20 Birchwood Road 
24 Linda Road 

12 Birchwood Road 
126 Burlington Avenue 

11 Adams Street 

14 Cochrane Road 

2 Muse Avenue 
Mystic Avenue 

3 Hanson Road 
102 Woburn Street 

15 Carolyn Road 
14 Linda Road 

20 St rout Avenue 

4 Roberts Road 

12 Lloyd Road 

147 Chestnut Street 

18 Columbia Street 
32 Glen Road 

75 Glen Road 

9 Lang Street 

188 Burlington Avenue 

1 Pilling Road 

16 Kelley Road 

83 Middlesex Avenue 
298 Salem Street 
175 Wildwood Street 

13 Grace Drive 

32 Shady Lane Drive 
Aldrich Road 
875 Main Street 
875 Main Street 
31 Adams Street 
55 Swain Road 
4 Pleasant Street 
23 Forest Street 
28 Shady Lane Drive 
585 Woburn Street 
7 Biggar Avenue 
18 Hopkins Street 
98 Grove Avenue 
16 Oakdale Road 
39 Oakdale Road 



Service Representative 

Machinist 

Sawroom Foreman 

Assistant Purchasing Manager 

Credit Manager 

Senior Elec. Designer 

Counter Girl 

Lab . Technician 

Tile Setter 

Sect. Merchandiser 

Truck Driver 

Homemaker 

Housewife 

Manager System Safety Enginee 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Widow, Retired 

Housewife 

Data Transcriber 

Housewife 

Electrician 

Assistant Manager 

Iron Worker 

Production Planner 

Salesman 

Keypuncher 

Foreman Clerk 

Newspaper Chauffeur 

Prof. Engineer 

Housewife 

Loan Officer 

Recreation Leader 

Cafeteria Worker 

Chief Chemical Worker 

Senior Plant Accountant 

Homemaker 

Electrical Engineer 
Office Machine Repair 
Retired 

Design Draftsman 
Housewife 

Building Maintenance 
Service Man 

Eng. Materials Coordinator 

Planner 

Saleslady 

Floorlady 

Library Assistant 

Truck Driver 

Field Service Engineer 

Industrial Development Dir. 

Foreman 

Assistant Treasurer 
Housewife 

Custom House Broker 
Lexington Federal Savings As 
Senior Layout Artist 
Cashier 

G-S-4 Internal Revenue 
Housewife 



55 



NAME 



ADDRESS 



OCCUPATION 



Malek, Stanley W. 


4 Allan Park Drive 


Merchandiser 


Marini, Edison F. 


34 Shady Lane Drive 


Eng. Fac. Coordinator 


*Masse, Maxine M. 


19 Carter Lane 


Packer 


Mathews, Robert J. 


7 Redwood Terrace 


Fork Truck Driver 


Maynard, Kenneth L. 


8 Grant Street 


Assistant Service Manager 


McCarron, Gertrude E. 


270 Middlesex Avenue 


Accountant 


*McCarthy, Marilyn K. 


14 Birchwood Road 


Switchboard Operator 


*McGinley, Rosemary E. 


104 Middlesex Avenue 


Housewife 


*Michelson, Edith M. 


33 Adams Street 


Homemaker 


Michelson, Stella Ferar 


33 Adams Street 


Reg. Dental Hygienist 


Mickle, Robert C. 


5 Concord Street 


Autobody Man, Repair 


Morin, Richard R. 


10 Sherburn Place 


Store Manager 


Mortelliti, Nunzio F. 


12 Hathaway Road 


Foreman 


*Mosher, Marjorie G. 


6 Sheldon Avenue 


Chief Switchboard Operator 


Muise, Joseph G. 


25 Pershing Street 


Sr. Eng. Assistant 


Mulryan, Michael J. 


461 Salem Street 


Retired 


Mulholland, Francis A. 


225 Shawsheen Avenue 


Foreman 


Needham, John E. 


523 Shawsheen Avenue 


Computer Rm. Supervisor 


*Nelson, Dorothy 


59 Park Street 


Housewife 


*Nickerson, Mary M. 


738 Wobum Street 


Bookkeeper 


Nigro, Frank P. Jr. 


26 Oakdale Road 


Data Processing Officer 


*Noel, Dorothy E. 


6 Glenview Road 


Nurses Aide 


Noonan, Barbara 


18 McDonald Road 


Keypunch Operator 


O'Brien, Hazel M. 


18 Hob son Avenue 


Secretary 


*0'Donoghue, Joan M. 


74 Lawrence Street 


Packer 


*0'Rourke, Joan L. 


710 Wobum Street 


Part-time Secretary 


Ottati, Francis A. 


40 Hathaway Road 


Sr. Consulting Scientist 


*Passmore, Adele Carolyn 


94 Andover Street 


Housewife 


Patrick, Cecil W. 


145 Cunningham Street 


Electrician 


Peak, Donald E. 


30 Marcus Road 


Administrative Assistant 


*Pellegrini, Annette S. 


4 Harold Avenue 


Executive Secretary 


Phillips, George M. 


21 Clark Street 


Elevator Mechanic 


Pierce, William A. 


6 Frederick Drive 


Department Manager 


*Poloian, Elinor S. 


214 Andover Street 


Real Estate Broker 


Quinn, John J., Jr. 


522 Wobum Street 


Life Insurance, Field Agent 


Roberts, Kenneth H. 


10 Lee Street 


Inspector 


Rush ton, George H. 


38 Shady Lane Drive 


Senior Scientist 


Sampson, Raymond Jr. 


1 Fairmeadow Road 


Journeyman 


*Saunders, Irene E. 


24 Fairmeadow Road 


Accountants Payable Clerk 


Sevener, Walter J. 


395 Middliesex Avenue 


Tool & Die Maker 


Sferrazza, Francis 


31 Fairmeadow Road 


Coffee Salesman 


Smith, Gilbert 


17 Beech Street 


Engineering Assistant 


Storms, Irving H. 


30 Hobs on Avenue 


Punch Press Operator 


Story, William E. 


9 Pinewood Road 


F.lec. Mech. Technician 


*Strouse, Donna J. 


14 Shady Lane Drive 


Housewife 


Suggs, Angus W. 


402 Shawsheen Avenue 


Furniture Repairing 


Sugrue, Arthur W. 


39 Marcus Road 


Elec. Technician 


*Sullivan, Helen M. 


38 Grove Avenue 


Sewing Teacher 


Swan, Willard 


246 Middlesex Avenue 


Inspector of Metal Prod. 


Tarara, Robert M. 


5 Lang Street 


Instrumentation Electrician 


Tedesco, Anthony 


37 Clark Street 


Wringer 


Thompson, Frederick H. 


17 Dorothy Avenue 


Printer 


Tsicouleas, John S. 


28 Marcus Road 


Machinist 


Trow, Roger C. 


2 Oakdale Road 


Tech. Rep. N.C.R. 


Wallace, Herbert J., Jr. 


33 Linda Road 


Technical Writer 


*Weed, Alice G. 


2 Cunningham Street 


Retired 


Weed, John E. 


2 Cunningham Street 


Retired 


*Weimer, Betty L. 


34 Burlington Avenue 


Self-Employed 


Wicks, Theodore R. 


23 Gunderson Road 


Manager Accounting Dept. 


Williams, Joseph D. 


42 Hopkins Street 


Machinist 


Woller, Elmer H. 


29 Main Street 


Building Superintendent 


Woller, Marion J. 


29 Main Street 


Ceramic Instructress 



56 



Permanent Building Committee 



During the past year, the Permanent Building Committee engaged civil engineers and organized a land assembly 
program for proposed school building purposes which was subsequently presented to and voted favorably at a 
Special Town Meeting on November 2, 1972. 

With authorization and an appropriation voted by the Town Meeting, the Committee proceeded with the preparation 
of Preliminary Plans and Cost Estimates for a proposed new High School. All planning for this facility has 
been and is being performed in close cooperation with the School Committee, Superintendent, Assistant Superin- 
tendent of Schools and the respective School Department Heads. 

Conservation legislation, ecological requirement standards, and detailed technical reports required by State 
Agencies necessitates the services of professional specialists in these fields which increased both relative 
time and cost factors far beyond any previous undertaking to date. 

The Committee's operating budget request for 1974, submitted on the basis of known and estimated cost increases, 
has been recommended by the Town Manager for reduction to 1973 levels, indicating that although rapid inflation 
exists, perhaps the Permanent Building Committee is comprised of money magicians. 

In order to fully comply with the vote of the Town Meeting, the Committee's requested operating budget must be 
voted or additional funds made available when needed from the reserve fund. 

Finally, it should De noted by all parties concerned, that unlike any departmental budget, all monies expended 
in connection with school construction is presently reimburseable at sixty-five cents on each and every dollor 
involved. 




Tools of the Trade - 2500 Years Old 

An ax, a chisel, a plumb bob and a scriber 



57 



Accepted Streets 



Street 


From 


To 


Feet 


Date (s 


Adams Street 


Church Street 


Chandler Road 


1204 . 29 


3-15-69 


Adams Street 


Middlesex Avenue 


Parker Street 


2915+ 


3-02-08 


Aldrich Road 


Shawsheen Avenue 


Billerica Line 


6740+ 


11-06-94 


Allen Park Drive 


Fairmont Avenue 


Fairmont Avenue 


2318.64 


3-27-71 


Andover Street 


Salem Street 


Andover Line 


11840+ 


11-06-94 


Andover Street 


End of 1958 


Northerly 


1368. 59 


3-21-70 




State Layout 








Anthony Avenue 


Salem Street 


Catherine Avenue 


800 


10-03-66 


Apollo Drive 


Draper Road 


Charlotte Road 


300 


3-27-71 


Arlene Avenue 


Salem Street 


Dorothy Avenue 


789.22 


10-03-66 


Auburn Avenue 


Shawsheen Avenue 


Dead End 


804.50 


3-12-45 


Ayotte Street 


Westdale Avenue 


Crest Avenue 


240 


3-10-47 


Baker Street 


Brand Avenue 


Dead End 


684 .40 


3-12-45 


Baland Road 


Ballardvale Street 


Route 93 


540+ 


3-18-72 


Ballardvale Street 


Salem Street 


Andover Line 


9745+ 


11-06-94 


Bancroft Street 


Liberty Street 


Dead End 


400 


3-17-52 


Beacon Street 


Church Street 


Belmont Avenue 


970+ 


3-01-15 


Beech Street 


Burlington Avenue 


Byron Street 


1005 


3-10-47 


Beeching Avenue 


Cunningham Street 


Faulkner Avenue 


440 


3-14-59 


Belmont Avenue 


Columbia Street 


State Street 


980 


3-03-33 


Benson Road 


Radcliff Road 


Tewksbury Town Line 


615.67 


3-27-71 


Birchwood Road 


Short Street 


Shady Lane Drive 


596.97 


3-10-58 


Birchwood Road 


Judith Road 


400' South 


400 


3-10-53 


Birchwood Road 


Shady Lane Drive 


600' North 


600 


3-17-52 


Boutwell Street 


Aldrich Road 


Burlington Avenue 


1320.05 


11-06-94 


Boutwell Street 


Northerly End of 


Aldrich Road 


2824.36 


3-27-71 




1960 Town Layout 








Brand Avenue 


Bridge Lane 


Baker Street 


1620+ 


3-13-33 


Brattle Street 


Massachusetts Avenue 


Garden Avenue 


1066.80 


3-12-45 


Brentwood Avenue 


Woods ide Avenue 


Woburn Street 


1017+ 


6-21-38 


Bridge Lane 


Main Street 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1277+ 


11-06-94 


Broad Street 


Carmel Street 


Both Ways 


1376.92 


3-13-54 


Burlington Avenue 


Main Street 


Burlington Line 


8588+ 


11-06-94 


Bumap Street 


Winchell Street 


Easterly 


1144.80 


3-12-45 


Burnap Street 


Grove Avenue 


Pond Street 


484 


3-10-53 


Burt Road 


Cedar Street 


62' past Water Street 


1653+ 


3-12-45 


Butters Row 


Main Street 


Chestnut Street 


3577+ 


11-06-94 


Buzzell Drive 


Evans Road 


Draper Road 


600 


3-27-71 


Canal Street 


Shawsheen Avenue 


Corey Avenue 


844.75 


10-16-39 


Canal Street 


Corey Avenue 


Burt Road 


660.45 


3-12-55 


Carolyn Road 


North Street 


Marcia Road 


1268 


3-12-60 


Carolyn Road 


Linda Road 


Marcia Road 


290.13 


3-27-71 


Carson Avenue 


Hathaway Road 


Both Ways 


677 


3-10-53 


Carson Avenue 


Marie Drive 


South 


299.72 


3-11-61 


Carter Lane 


Shawsheen Avenue 


Dead End 


1411 


3-09-57 


Catherine Avenue 


Arlene Avenue 


Dorothy Avenue 


1881.80 


10-03-66 


Cedar Street 


Harris Street 


Burt Road 


687+ 


3-12-45 


Cedar Crest Road 


Pinewood Road 


Judith Road 


1100 


5-27-63 



3-12. 



3-Og 



3-11 1 



58 



Street 


From 


To 


Feet 


Date (s 


Central Street 


Middlesex Avenue 


Church Street 


552+ 


10-16-50 


Chandler Road 


Kelley Road 


Adams Street 


400 


3-09-57 


Chapman Avenue 


Hathaway Road 


Sheridan Road 


1575 


3-05-51 


Charlotte Road 


Gunderson Road 


Apollo Drive +760' 


859 


3-27-71 


Chase Road 


Hathaway Road 


Dead End 


297 


3-10-53 


Chestnut Street 


Burlington Avenue 


Woburn Line 


11480+ 


11-06-94 


Church Street 


Main Street 


Middlesex Avenue 


4285+ 


11-06-94 


Clark Street 


Middlesex Avenue 


Church Street 


542+ 


11-06-94 


Clark Street 


Main Street 


Middlesex Avenue 


1886.43 


11-06-94 


Cochrane Road 


Forest Street 


Warren Road 


800 


3-10-47 


Columbia Street 


Church Street 


Dead End 


1150 


3-02-08 


Concord Street 


Federal Street 


No . Reading Line 


5803+ 


11-06-94 


Congress Street 


Forest Street 




Q 7 74- 




Cook Avenue 


Main Street 


Dead End 


812.50 


3-11-46 


Coolidge Road 


Hathaway Road 


Dead End 


270 


3-05-51 


Corey Avenue 


Grand Street 


Canal Street 


365.84 


3-05-51 


Cottage Street 


Main Street 


Dead End 


927.18 


3-13-54 


Crest Avenue 


Ayotte Street 


Dead End 


558 


3-10-47 


Cross Street 


Main Street 


Lowell Street 


697+ 


11-06-94 


Cunningham Street 


Salem Street 


Lexington Street 


972.33 


3-13-44 


Cunningham Street 


Beeching Avenue 


Jacobs Street 


955 


3-10-53 


Cunningham Street 


Jacobs Street 


500' North 


520 


3-17-52 


Cypress Street 


Glen Road 


Dead End 


260 


3-05-51 


Dadant Drive 


North Street 


North Street 


1760.08 


3-14-64 


Davis Street 


Main Street 


Dead End 


500 


3-17-52 


Dayton Road 


Hathaway Road 


Dead End 


170 


3-05-51 


Dell Drive 


Burlington Avenue 


Dead End 


450 


3-08-58 


Dp 1 1 Dri vp 


Town T avniit 


Dpi 1 n-r n VP 


1343.61 


3-18-71 


Dobs on Street 


Glen Road 


Gary Street 


1401.85 


3-13-54 


Dorchester Street 


Billerica Line 


Dead End 


1214+ 


3-05-51 


Dorothy Avenue 


Barbara Avenue 


Arlene Avenue 


1490.45 


3-12-60 


Draper Drive 


Gunderson Road 


Dead End 


100 


3-14-59 


Draper Drive 


Eastern End of 1959 


Evans Drive 


1460+ 


3-27-71 




Town Layout near 










Gunderson Road 








Drury Lane 


School Street 


Glen Road 


633.42 


3-09-63 


Dublin Avenue 


Main Street 


Dead End 


500 


3-05-51 


Dunton Road 


Nassau Avenue 


Both Ways 


648.50 


3-10-56 


Eames Street 


Main Street 


Wobum Street 


2350+ 


11-06-94 


Edwards Road 


Forest Street 


Baldwin Road 


450 


3-10-47 


Elwood Road 


Forest Street 


Dead End 


642 


3-09-68 


Emerson Street 


Oakwood Road 


Faulkner Avenue 


701.01 


3-05-51 


Englewood Drive 


Kenwood Drive 


Dead End 


455.14 


3-27-71 


Evans Drive 


Gunderson Road 


Draper Drive 


2071.35 


3-27-71 


Fairfield Avenue 


Main Street 


Dead End 


1298.92 


3-11-46 


Fairmeadow Road 


Nichols Street 


Nichols Street 


2327.54 


3-08-58 


Fairmont Avenue 


Molloy Road 


Dead End 


952+ 


3-21-71 


Fairview Avenue 


State Street 


Dead End 


648.10 


3-13-33 


Faneuil Drive 


Massachusetts Avenue 


Dead End 


790 


10-16-50 


Faulkner Avenue 


Glen Road 


Cedar Avenue 


666.35 


3-13-44 


Faulkner Avenue 


Cedar Avenue 


Jacobs Street 


1946.08 


3-10-53 


Fay Street 


Glen Road 


Garden Avenue 


258.93 


6-21-38 


Fay Street 


Garden Avenue 


South 


455.15 


3-12-45 


Federal Street 


Middlesex Avenue 


Wobum Street 


5740+ 


11-06-94 


Ferguson Road 


Shawsheen Avenue 


Dead End 


1072.61 


3-11-67 


Floradale Avenue 


Burlington Avenue 


Dead End 


627.47 


3-21-70 


Fordham Road 


North Reading Town Line 


Dead End 


3714.08 


3-27-71 


Forest Street 


Aldrich Road 


Burlington Avenue 


4100 


11-06-94 



59 



Street 


From 


iO 


r ccc 


T^o #-0 ( a 

jjace 


Frederick. Drive 


Salem Street 


Dead End 


1070 


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Cedar Street 


806.35 


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Main Street 


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430 


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230 


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Lawrence Cour t 


Lawrence Street 


Dead End 


727.83 


3-10-56 


Lawrence Street 


Glendale Circle 


Shady Lane Drive 


3772.92 


3-10-56 


Ledgewood Road 


S uncres t Avenue 


Dead End 


383.40 


3-14-59 


Liberty Street 


Federal Street 


B & M RR 


740 


3-08-43 


Lincoln Street 


Federal Street 


B & M RR 


720 


3-08-43 


Linda Road 


High Street 


200' past Pineridge Rd. 


1599.16 


10-16-50 


Linda Road 


200' past Pineridge Rd. 


Dead End 


160.50 


3-14-64 


Lloyd Road 


Main Street 


Dead End 


1050 


3-05-51 


Lockwood Road 


Ballardvale Street 


Dead End 


977.49 


3-09-5 7 


Longview Road 


Middlesex Avenue 


Dead End 


650 


3-14-59 


Loumac Road 


Drury Lane 


Dead End 


510+ 


3-09-63 


Lowell Street 


Main Street 


Reading Line 


10152.27 


11-06-94 



60 



Lowell Street Park 

Mackey Road 
Main Street 
Marcia Road 
Marcia Road 
Marcus Road 
Marie Drive 
Marie Drive 
Marion Street 
Marion Street 
Marjorie Road 
Massachusetts Avenue 
McDonald Road 
Meadow Lane 
Melody Lane 
Middlesex Avenue 
Miles Street 
Miller Road 
Moore Street 
Morse Avenue 
Mystic Avenue 

Nassau Avenue 
Nathan Road 

Nichols Street 
Nickerson Avenue 
Norfolk Street 
North Street 
North Street 
Nunn Road 

Oak Street 
Oakdale Road 
Oakridge Circle 
Oakwood Road 
Olson Street 

Park Street 
Parker Street 
Patricia Circle 
Pershing Street 
Phillips Avenue 
Phillips Avenue 
Pilling Road 
Pine Avenue 
Pineridge Road 
Pineview Road 
Pinewood Road 
Pleasant Road 
Powder House Circle 

Radcliff Road 
Railroad Avenue 
Redwood Terrace 
Reed Street 
Ridge Road 
River Street 
Roberts Road 
Rollins Road 



Lowell Street 

Federal Street 
Tewksbury Line 
North Street 
1962 Town Layout 
Gowing Road 
Wobum Street 
Thrush Road 
Burlington Avenue 

Main Street 
Main Street 
Salem Street 
Suncrest Avenue 
Shawsheen Avenue 
Main Street 
Main Street 
Glen Road 
Shawsheen Avenue 
Woburn Street 
Middlesex Avenue 

Shawsheen Avenue 
Senpek Road 

Shawsheen Avenue 

West Street 

Carter Lane 

Middlesex Avenue 

367' past Pineridge Rd. 

Kelley Road 

Salem Street 
Judith Road 
Gowing Road 
Main Street 
Church Street 

Wobum Street 
Lowell Street 
Dell Drive 
Federal Street 
Wild Street 
Baker Street 
Hathaway Road 
Main Street 
North Street 
Cobalt Street 
Oakdale Road 
Middlesex Avenue 
Middlesex Avenue 

South Street 
Clark Street 
Kenwood Avenue 
Shawsheen Avenue 
Suncrest Avenue 
Massachusetts Avenue 
Burlington Avenue 
Fenway Street 



Dead End 

Dead End 
Woburn Line 
Dead End 
Dead End 
Gowing Road 
Thrush Road 
Gunderson Road 
Dead End 

Dead End 
St. Paul Street 
Dead End 
Dead End 
Grace Drive 
Salem Street 
Hobs on Avenue 
Emerson Street 
Wedgewood Avenue 
Dead End 
Dead End 

Dun ton Road 

Northerly Dead End and 

Southerly Dead End 

Shawsheen River 

Dead End 

Nassau Avenue 

367' past Pineridge Rd. 

Dadant Drive 

Dead End 

Dead End 
Short Street 
Gowing Road 
Reading Avenue 
Dead End 

No. Reading Line 

Blackstone Street 

Dell Drive 

B & M RR 

Baker Street 

300' past Baker Street 

Both Ways 

Hob son Avenue 

Linda Road 

Adelman Road 

Shady Lane Drive 

Linda Road 

Dead End 

Benson Road 
Dead End 
Dead End 
Dead End 
Dead End 
Harvard Avenue 
Burlington Avenue 
Marion Street 



580+ 1908 - 195 



250 


3-08-43 


21386 . 81 


11-06-94 


1109 . 45 


3-10-62 


1696 . 85 


3-27-71 


2315.13 


3-08-58 


1284+ 


3-11-61 


223.65 


10-03-66 


1766.10 


9-01-06 


900 


3-12-45 


1468. 73 


3-05-51 


810 . 19 


3-12-45 


2621 .27 


3-13-44 


363. 61 


3-09-57 


245 .46 


10-03-66 


12140+ 


11-06-94 


380 


3-12-45 


637 .88 


3-12-45 


1528.42 


3-11-67 


1359 . 65 


10-16-39 




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122 


3-09-57 


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11-06-94 


2000+ 


3-04-07 


595 . 25 


3-08-58 


720 


3-08-43 


1136 . 63 


3-11-46 


300 


3-13-54 


954 


3-14-59 


380 


3-12-45 


913.82 


3-12-60 


450 


3-10-53 


1504.11 


3-13-54 


750 


3-10-62 


710+ 


3-13-54 


355 


3-27-71 


650+ 


3-01-09 


645 


3-21-70 


1089.67 


3-27-71 


365.21 


3-10-56 


453+ 


3-10-62 


1860.64 


3-11-67 


200 


3-13-54 



61 



Street 


From 


Roosevelt Ro^d 


Boutwell Street 


Royal Street 


Salem Street 


Salem Street 


Tewksbury Line 


School Street 


Middlesex Avenue 


School Street 


End of 1915 Town 


Sewell Road 


Hathaway Road 


Shady Lane Drive 


Middlesex Avenue 


Shady Lane Drive 


Sprucewood Road 


Shawsheen Avenue 


Main Street 


Sheridan Road 


Hathaway Road 


Sheridan Road 


Wobum Street 


Sherwood Road 


Cochrane Road 


Silver Lake Avenue 


Lake Street 


Sprucewood Road 


Shady Lane Drive 


State Street 


Belmont Avenue 


S trout Avenue 


Lowell Street 


Suncrest Avenue 


West Street 


Swain Road 


Burlington Avenue 


Swain Road 


Taft Road 


Taft Road 


Swain Road 


Tap 1 in Avenue 


Baker Street 


Temple Street 


Church Street 


Thrush Road 


Salem Street 


Thurston Avenue 


Church Street 


Truman Road 


Hathaway Road 


Upton Court 


Andover Street 


Veranda Avenue 


Main Street 


Virginia Road 


No. Reading Line 


Walker Street 


Main Street 


Warren Road 


Lake St., Tewksbu 


Washington Avenue 


Clark Street 


Webber Street 


Burlington Avenue 


Wedge wood Avenue 


Moore Street 


West Street 


Reading Line 


West Street 


Lowell Street 


Westdale Avenue 


West Street 


Wicks Circle 


Everett Avenue 


Wightman Road 


Warren Road 


Wild Avenue 


Grove Avenue 


Wildwood Street 


Middlesex Avenue 


Williams Avenue 


Main Street 


Wilson Street 


Federal Street 


Wilton Drive 


Shawsheen Avenue 


Winchell Road 


Grove Avenue 


Wing Road 


Wobum Street 


Wiser Street 


Main Street 


Wobum Street 


Andover Street 


Woodland Road 


Lowell Street 


Woodlawn Avenue 


Border Avenue 



To Feet 

Swain Road 1979.71 

Dead End 1043.27 

No. Reading Line 13730+ 

Dead End 617.37 

out Dead End 522.02 

Dead End 380 

Sprucewood Road 2128.12 

Lawrence Street 775.50 

Billerica Line 11845+ 

Dead End 487 

Hathaway Road 2021+ 

Forest Street 445 

Dexter Street 455.20 

Short Street 690.25 

Fairview Avenue 315 

Dead End 907.90 

Ledgewood Avenue 1246+ 

Taft Road 880+ 

Forest Street 1012.02 

Boutwell Street 1985.53 

Both Ways 860.54 

Dead End 214 

Marie Drive 400 

Dead End 460+ 

Dead End 300 

Dead End 345+ 

Lubbers Brook 1076 

Dead End 1105+ 

Dead End 422.70 

Wightman Road 97.19 

Stone Street 2010+ 

Dead End 676.08 

Dead End 475.65 

Lowell Street 3604.39 

Wobum Street 5030+ 

B & M RR 1211 

Dead End 533.48 

Albert Street 238.50 

B & M RR 1050+ 

Wobum Street 5920+ 

Dead End 706.02 

B & M RR 760 

Dead End 1151.23 

Bumap Street 192.95 

Dead End 746.07 

Dead End 620 

Wobum Line 20340+ 

Dead End 1173.84 

Kensington Avenue 250 



Date (s) Accepted 

3-11-46 
3-05-51 

11-06-94 3-05-1 
3-01-15 
3-09-63 
3-12-55 

10- 16-50 
3-08-58 

11- 06-94 
3-05-51 
3-27-71 
3-27-71 
3-13-54 
3-17-52 
3-03-33 
3-17-55 
3-13-54 
3-20-22 

10- 16-29 

6-21-38 
3-11-46 
6-06-11 
3-11-61 
3-04-07 
3-10-53 

11- 06-94 

3-06-16 
3-13-54 

3-08-58 
3-13-54 
3-01-20 

3-11-67 

11- 06-94 

6-22-42 
3-27-71 
3-13-54 

12- 29-10 
11-06-94 

6-10-40 
3-08-43 
10-03-66 
3-12-45 
3-08-58 

10- 16-50 

11- 06-94 

3-17-52 



62 



Board of Appeals 



Applicant 
Case //1-73 

Charles P. Giileserian 



Reason for Appeal Decision 



For a variance to allow temporary office and storage of trailers Granted 
on site on Andover Street. 



Case //2-73 

Donald & Annette Logan 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot at 
7 Marcia Road. 



Granted 



Case if 3-7 3 
Foodmaker, Inc. 

Case #4-73 

Richard Howatt, Owner 
Dr. Homung, Applicant 

Case //5-73 

Firestone Tire & Rubber 
Company 

Case //6-73 
Joseph R. Ruotolo 



For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at 279 Main Street. 



For a variance to operate a dental office on a lot at 
306 Main Street. 



For a variance to install, repair, maintain and service auto- 
motive supplies, parts and equipment sold at retail. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 17 Cunningham Street. 



Denied 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Case //7-73 
Patricia Trigillo 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 10 Brand Avenue. 



Granted 



Case #8-73 

Lloyd & Florence Laffin 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot at 
16 Cottage Street. 



Granted 



Case #9-73 

Merle Jr., & Marlene J. 
Eastman 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 37 Brand Avenue. 



Granted 



Case #10-73 

Lillian P. Cunningham 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot at 
27 Richmond Street. 



Granted 



Case #11-73 
Angelo J. Palino 

Case #12-73 

Eve Elf man, Applicant 

Donnelly Elec. , Agent 

Case #13-73 

Charles E. & Priscilla A 
Manchester 



For a variance to erect a garage on a lot at 10 Verdun Road. 



For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at 324 Main Street. 



For a variance to erect an attached garage with apartment on 
a lot at 28 Kenwood Avenue. 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



63 




Applicant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



Case //14-73 

Rocco V. DePasquale 

Joseph Courtney, Agent 



Case #15-73 

John A. Lucci, Tr. 

Joseph Courtney, Agent 

Case //16-73 

George L. Barboza and 

Richard J. Dumas 

Case #17-73 

William Butt & Son Tr. 



Case #18-73 

Robert & Evelyn Olivari 



Case #19-73 

Paul & Marcia A. Duggan 



Case #20-73 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 

Case #21-73 
Domenic Terminiello 

Case #22-73 
Franklin Giannotti 

Case #23-73 
George McFeeters 

Case #24-73 
Gordan S. Coulton 

Case #25-73 
George DiFranco 

Case #26-73 
Arthur A. and 
Elizabeth R. DePiano 

Case #27-73 

Ellery & Henrietta Burpee 

Case #28-73 
John T. Spinelli 

Case #29-73 

Warren R. and 

Diana A. Prince, Jr. 



For a variance from provisions of Zoning By-Law, Section 
III-5-A-1, so as to allow the sale and consumption of 
alcoholic beverages on said premises. 



To allow expansion of interior floor area utilized for 
existing restaurant at 211 Lowell Street. 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a non-conforming 
lot on Roosevelt Road. 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot at 
1 Lang Street. 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 
19 Cedarcrest Road. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 4 Cochrane Road. 



For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at 496 Main Street. 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on Lawn Street. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a 
non-conforming lot at 14 Dewey Avenue. 



For a variance to divide a parcel of land on Salem Street 
into two lots and obtain building permits thereon. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a 
lot at 5 Pilling Road. 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on Blacks tone St. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 4 Miles Street. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 5 Grove Avenue. 



For a variance to erect a water tank on a lot on Jonspin Rd. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 8 Fairmeadow Road. 



Granted 



Granted 



Withdrawn 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Withdrawn 



Denied 



Granted 



Denied 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Denied 



Granted 



Granted 



64 



Applicant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



Case #30-73 
Harold M. Delano 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 291 Wobum Street. 



Granted 



Case #31-73 
Stanley G. Day 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 4 Dadant Drive. 



Granted 



Case #32-73 
Peter L. Pellerin 
Joseph Courtney, Agent 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on Jordan Street. Granted 



Case #33-73 
Vernon A. Mason 
Joseph Courtney, Agent 



For a variance to divide a parcel of land on Forest Street 
and Swain Road into three lots and to erect dwellings on 
two said lots. 



Granted 



Case #34-73 
Dennis Suprenaut 

Case #35-73 
William G. O'Leary 

Case #36-73 
Thomas Coates 

Case #37-73, 

Professional Tech. Inc. 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool at 281 Shawsheen Ave. Granted 



For a variance to maintain a garage on a lot at 1 Federal St. Granted 



For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at 316 Main Street. 



For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at the comer of 
Lowell and Bay Streets. 



Granted 



Granted 



Case #38-73 

Paul J. Leverone 

Jos. E. Leverone, owner 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on King Street 
and obtain a building permit thereon. 



Granted 



Case #39-73 

George L. Barboza and 

Richard Dumas 



For a variance to divide a parcel of land on Roosevelt Road 
into two lots and obtain a building permit on one lot. 



Granted 



Case #40-73 
Wales Corporation 
Standard International 
Corp. , Owner 



For a variance to erect a temporary trailer and portable 
garage on a lot on Ballardvale Street. 



Granted 



Case #41-73 
Albert Reidy, Jr. 



For a variance to erect a garage and breezeway on a lot at 
453 Shawsheen Avenue. 



Granted 



Case #42-73 
Charles W. Doucette 



For a variance to erect an addition to a building on a lot 
at 611 Main Street. 



Granted 



Case #43-73 

Allen J. MacDonald 

Majorie Finney, owner 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot at the corner 
of Jaquith Road and Shawhseen Avenue and obtain a building 
permit thereon. 



Granted 



Case #44-73 

Rudolph & Grace M. Russo 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 284 Main Street 



Granted 



65 



Applicant 

Case #45-73 
Robert M. Brltt 



Reason for Appeal 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a 
lot at 42 Brentwood Avenue. 



Decision 



Granted 



Case //46-73 

Anthony & Valerie Grenier 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a 
lot at 14 Dell Drive. 



Granted 



Case #47-73 
Robert J. Corey 



For a variance to erect a temporary trailer and storage 
garage on a lot on Ainsworth Road. 



Granted 



Case #48-73 
Victor Fitzgerald 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a 
lot at Veranda Avenue. 



Granted 



Case #49-73 

Richard A. & Mary Lougo 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 
7 Marcus Road. 



Granted 



Case #50-73 
Anthony R. Carrillo 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a 
lot at 753 Woburn Street. 



Granted 



Case #51-73 

Frank D. & Gennette K. Boyden 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a 
lot on Taft Road 



Granted 



Case #52-73 

Peter G. & Anne T. Antonioli 



For a variance to maintain living quarters for owner's 
parents in a dwelling on a lot on Scaltrito Drive. 



Granted 



Case #53-73 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 



For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at 496 Main Street. 



Denied 



Case #54-73 

Richard A. & Nancy E. 

Kaufman 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 
120 Lake Street. 



Granted 



Case #55-73 
Paul Demis 

Jon H. Graham, owner 



For a variance to operate a restaurant on a lot at 
474 Main Street. 



Denied 



Case #56-73 

Fitzmaurice Construction Co. 
Cressey-Dockham, owner 



For a variance on a lot on Ballardvale Street for a use 
not specifically listed or otherwise permitted is deemed 
prohibited - Section I.2.B. 



Granted 



Case #57-73 
Margaret M. Duffy 



For a variance to operate a sub sandwich shop on a lot 
at 456 Main Street. 



Denied 



Case #58-73 

Ronald E, & Phyllis A. 

Ulrickson 



For a variance to erect a garage on a lot at 21 Chapman Ave. 



Granted 



Case #59-73 

Edward G. Daly, Jr. 

Case #60-73 

Georgia Pacific Corp. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot. 



For a variance to place a construction trailer on a lot on 
Ballardvale Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



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Applicant 
Case //61-73 

Joseph & Pauline DeLucia 



Reason for Appeal Decision 



For a variance to divide a parcel of land at 22 Beech St. Granted 



Case //62-73 
John Martins 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at Granted 
7 Sheldon Avenue. 



Case m3-73 

John M. Switzer and 

Michael J. Kartuz 



For authorization to extend a non-conforming use by Granted 
adding an addition to a commercial greenhouse on a lot at 
92 Chestnut Street. 



Case #64-73 

Anthony & Valerie Grenier 
Case #65-73 

John Benevento, Administrator 
Estate of Mary Benevento 
Joseph Courtney, Agent 



For a variance to erect a carport on a lot at 14 Dell Drive. Denied 



For a variance from the maximum height requirements in the Granted 
Zoning By-Law for asphalt plant and temporary operation of 
existing plant, during construction of new asphalt' plant 
on a lot off Salem Street. 



Case #66-73 

Alan & Irene Taylor 

Case #67-73 

Charles & Violet Duggan 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool. 



For a variance to sub-divide a parcel of land on the comer 
of Aldrich Road and Winston Avenue into three non- 
conforming lots. 



Granted 



Denied 



Case #68-73 
James Lucas 
A. B. Sweezey, owner 

Case #69-73 

Marion Murphy Realty 

Luken Realty Tr. , owner 

Case #70-73 

Converse Rubber Company 
Case #71-73 

Chester H. & Valerie Hall 



For a variance to erect a garage on a lot at 615 Main Street. 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot at Rhodes Street. 



For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at 50 Fordham Road. 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on McDonald Rd. 



Denied 



Denied 



Granted 



Granted 



Case #72-73 

Joseph & Marie Murphy 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 
1 Charlotte Road. 



Granted 



Case #73-73 

Francis & Mary Grenon 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 
81 Park Street. 



Granted 



Case #74-73 

Leslie T. Sidelinker 



For a variance to erect a single-family dwelling on a lot 
at 68 Aldrich Road. 



Granted 



Case #75-73 

Quality Car Wash Corp. 
Robert Weiner, Agent 

Case #76-73 

Eugene L. & Joan Kritter 



For a variance to extend a non-conforming use on a lot at 
581 Main Street. 



For a variance to erect a pool on a lot at 11 Pilling Road. 



Denied 



Granted 



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Applicant 

Case #77-73 
Anthony J. Ferrara 

Case #78-73 
Peter Carlson 

Case #79-73 

Albert E. Merrill, Jr. 

Case #80-73 

Wilfred & Adrienne Baldwin 
Case #81-73 

Berton & Patricia Nicoll 



Reason for Appeal 



For a variance to erect a garage on a lot on Cedar Street. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 11 Burt Road. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 736 Woburn Street. 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 
8 Jones Avenue . 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 81 Grove Avenue. 



Decision 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Case #82-73 

Walter & Leonara Cannon 



For a variance to erect a two-car garage on a lot at 
17 Harris Street. 



Granted 



Case #83-73 

Donald & Patricia Albanese For a variance to erect a tool shed on a lot at 9 King St. 



Case #84-73 

John & Patricia Wagner 



For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 
76 Grove Avenue. 



Denied 



Granted 



Case #85-73 

Paul & Barbara Delaney 

Case #86-73 
Charles W. Doucette 

Case #87-73 

Henry S . Romanowski 

Case #88-73 

Mrs. A.G. Goodwin 

Case #89-73 

Carl H. & Naomi Abell 

Case #90-73 
Altron, Inc. 

Case #91-73 

Robert & Elaine Ahem 

Case #92-73 

Jewell Manufacturing Co. 
Case #93-73 

Thomas & Dorothy Charles 



For a variance to divide a parcel of land on Marion Street. Granted 

by Selectmen 



For a variance from Section IV-3-A. 



For a variance to erect a two-car garage. 



For a variance to erect an addition to an existing dwelling 
situated on a lot at 98 Nichols Street. 



For a variance to erect an addition to the existing dwelling 
on Mystic Avenue. 



For a variance to erect a sign. 



For a variance to install an above-ground swimming pool. 



For a variance to erect an office-storage trailer 
temporarily. 



For a variance to erect a steel tool shed. 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



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Applicant 

Case #94-73 
Anthony Bimbo 

Case #95-73 
Kevin T. Berrigan 

Case #96-73 

Gerard & June Thuillier • 
Case #97-73 

John W. & Mary LaBossiere 

Case #98-73 
Richard D. Dearing 

Case #99-73 

John S. Ring, Jr. 

Case #100-73 
Anthony Paolini 

Case #101-73 

John & Geraldine Gerrior 

Case #102-73 
Raymond F. Hillier 

Case #103-73 

Wilmington Housing Authority 

Case #104-73 

Mrs. Francis DeVita 

Case #105-73 
Alan P. Dellascio 

Case #106-73 
George C. Wingate 

Case #107-73 
Richard J. Hamish 

Case #108-73 
John R. Porcella 

Case #109-73 
Lawrence Gushing 

Case #110-73 
Hannah Ryder 

Case #111-73 
Leo D. Paris 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



For a variance to erect an addition to an existing building. Granted 



For a variance to erect an addition to an existing building. Granted 



For a variance to install a swimming pool. 



For a variance to erect an addition. 



For a variance to allow a building permit on a lot on 
Agostino Drive. 



For a variance to install an in-ground pool. 



For a variance to erect an addition. 



For a variance to erect a tool shed. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling. 



For a variance for the open storage of a structure not 
specifically listed in Section III-IA.9 of the Zoning By-Law. 



For a variance to conduct a home occupation. 



For a variance to erect an addition. 



For a variance to acquire building permits. 



For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a lot 
at 4 Clinton Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



For a variance to erect additions on a lot at 22 Westdale Ave. Granted 



For a variance to erect an addition to an existing dwelling. Granted 



Withdrawn 



^ranted 



Granted 



Granted 



For a variance to erect an addition to an existing dwelling Granted 



Granted 

Withdrawn 

Denied 

Granted 

Pending 

Pending 



For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot at 17 Harvard St. Pending 



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Sealer of Weights & Measures 



The list of weighing and measuring 
as follows : 


devices, meters. 


and weights sealed and 


condemned during the 


year 1973 is 




Adjusted 


Sealed 


Not Sealed 


Condemned 


Balances, Scales and Weights 


62 


162 


32 


36 


Capacity Measures 


20 


42 


21 


23 


Liquid Measuring Meters 


67 


179 


17 


23 


Other Measuring Devices 


25 


32 


18 


19 


Prepackaged Foods Reweighed 


2,575 











Wilmington's Successful Bloodmobile (Red Cross) Committee 

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Dog Officer 



Dogs Licensed 1,793 

Dogs Confined 223 

Complaints Covered 3,856 

Court Complaints 375 

Court Fines Paid $ 970 

Dogs Disposed of 408 

Dogs Killed by Cars 77 

Resident Called for Licenses 850 

Kennels - $50.00 1 

$25.00 

$10.00 





Believed to be the oldest Railroad Building in New England. 
The former depot of the Wilmington & Andover R.R. was built in 1835. 
(Now on Church Street) 
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Veteran^s Agent 



Veterans' Services is governed by the General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 115, with strict compliance to this 
Chapter, the rules and policies of which govern the disbursement of aid. Benefits are for the needy veteran 
and his immediate family who have been subjected to unforseen needs. Final approval of benefits comes from th( 
Commissioner of Veterans' Services, Boston, Massachusetts. 

The appropriation for 1973 and six months of 1974 was $100,000.00 as voted at the Annual Town Meeting. Money 
encumbered from 1972 was $18,153.22 for payment of bills and benefits waiting for authorization at the close o; 
1972. Total expended for aid to Veterans and their families for 1973 was $64,347.24. 

Total reimbursements for 1973 from settled assignments on accident cases authorized by the Commissioner's offi> 
were $4,412.17. Because 50% of the amount authorized by the Commissioner's office is shared by the Town, the 
Town's share on assignment cases is $2,206.09. The total amount of $4,412.17 has been turned over to the Town 
Treasurer, and the Commonwealth has been notified so adjustment of any monies can be made before State reim- 
bursement to the Town. 

The work load of this department increases with new and changing benefits and/or laws pertaining to Social 
Security and G.I. Education. Unemployment due to strikes, shutdowns, and lack of work always has an impact on 
expenditures, case load varies from time to time, and has increased over previous years. In addition this de- 
partment now handles the registration of 18 year olds for the Draft in case of a national emergency. 



Voted at Annual Town Meeting for 1973 and 6 months of 1974 $100,000.00 



Money Encumbered 



18,153.22 



Plus Money Refunded 



1,832.87 



Total Expended for 1973 



$119,986.09 
64,347.24 



Balance for 6 Months of 1974 



$ 55,638.85 



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Cemetery Department 



Burials in 19 73: 



Receipts : 



Residents died in Wilmington 


7 


Residents died elsewhere 


55 


Non-residents 


48 


Babies 


6 


Cremations 


2 


Transfers 


4 




122 


. Fund: 




Perpetual Care 


$350 



Interments 
Liners sold 
Foundations 
Setting markers 
Affidavits 



Reserve: 



Sale of Lots 



$ 5,575 
1,437 
998 
175 

24 

$ 8,209 



$ 9,435 



Regular maintenance, along with the developing of new areas, kept the department busy throughout the year. The 
department was engaged throughout the entire year in the development of another area to be used for grave lots. 
Approximately nine thousand ton of fill were hauled.^ A strip that measures six hundred and eighty-five feet 
long and eighty-five feet wide was filled. Loam was then hauled from a stock pile and spread. It was then 
graded and seeded. Aluminum markers and numbers were purchased and installed. A great deal of assistance was 
rendered by the highway department. The cemetery employees assisted the highway department on clean up day. 

The fence along Wildwood Street was damaged twice during the year. It was repaired by the welder from the 
highway department and the cemetery crew. Aluminum lot markers and numbers were installed in place of the old 
cement ones. Seven hundred feet of plastic pipe was installed by the department employees. This extension will 
carry water to the new section. 

Three boys, sponsored by the Neighborhood Youth Corps, worked part of the summer in the cemetery. Two Boy 
Scouts came to this department requesting a project to do so they could earn Eagle badges. They were sent to the 
common where they, with a couple of friends, did a commendable job of edging the walks. They were later awarded 
their promotions by their leaders. 

The Rotary Park was given to the town this year. The maintenance became part of the operation of the Cemetery 
and Parks Department. A light was installed at the entrance to the Town Park, and another one at the lower 
parking lot. Baby beach was maintained and controlled by the town this year. A new life guard chair was built 
and installed at the beach. Life lines were made to mark off the swimming area. All parks were maintained as 
usual . 



I would like to extend sincere thanks to all the Town Officials for their cooperation and to the employees of 
the various departments for their assistance during the year. 



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I 



Superintendent of Schools 



I am pleased to submit the Annual Report of the activities of the Wilmington Public Schools for the year 1973. 

In an attempt to alleviate some of the problems of an overcrowed schedule, the high school went on to a modi- 
fied eight period day beginning in September of 1973. Each existing class time allotment was reduced from 50 
to 48 minutes and another period was added. This allowed the administration to schedule some additional 
sections of certain required courses, but it also resulted in an overall reduction of instructional time. Thi 
schedule change created as many problems as it solved and it certainly should not be considered as a permanent 
solution to the overcrowded conditions in our classrooms. 

The Intermediate Science Curriculum Study (I.S.C.S.) laboratory science program, introduced as a seventh grade 
pilot program in 1971, was expanded to include grade nine in 1973. Grade eight was added in 1972. This pro- 
gram, which allows each individual student to work, at his or her own rate, has now been integrated into all of 
our secondary schools at appropriate levels. 

During the past year various committee comprised of teachers, administrators, students and interested parents 
continued to meet to solve many educational problems and to give guidance to new and interesting programs. 
The elementary report card committee, the language arts primary and intermediate committee, the committee work 
ing on the family living program, and the primary reading committee continued to meet and expand their activi- 
ties. All of these groups continue to make valuable contributions to our educational programs. All of them 
perhaps merit a lengthy description of their activities, however, let me concentrate on one new dimension of 
our curriculum activities — the Wilmington High School Reading Center. 



The Reading Center now consists of three full-time reading specialists, 
we are now able to meet with more students and provide more services. 



Because we have expanded our staff, 



Most of our full-time students are referred to the program by their content area teachers or guidance coun- 
selors. In addition, we recruit many ninth grade students whose reading test scores indicate that they are 
not reading to the level of their ability. 

All instruction within the Reading Center is individualized. Each student's strengths and weaknesses are di- 
agnosed when he comes to the Center. Then a program is designed to meet his needs. Students learn to: read 
for main ideas, recognize important details, remember what they read, look for and understand an author's pur- 
pose, evaluate what they read. (We also encourage students to read for pleasure and to borrow from our lend- 
ing library.) 

Students spend two houts per week in the Center and earn one credit per semester. 

The Center also offers short-term instruction in advanced study comprehension and vocabulary skills. These 
students come to the Center for two to three weeks to learn how to read a textbook and other important study 
skills such as: notetaking, outlines, skimming, and scanning. They are taught how to improve their scores on 
standardized tests such as the College Entrance Examination. The Center also trys to increase their critical 
thinking skills and to expand their vocabularies. 



Any student who has a concern about his reading is encouraged to drop by the Reading Center for help, 
often, problems are solved in one or two visits. 



Quite 



Another dimension of our Reading program this year is the basic Reading Skills class. This course is part of 
the English Phase Elective program and is open to Juniors and Seniors. Students select the course as their 
English elective and receive credit from the English Department. The course meets daily and covers basic com- 
prehension, vocabulary, word attack, and study skills. It is supervised by both Mr. Robert Romano, Director o 
English K-12, and Dr. Carol Sager, Director of Reading K-12. 



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In addition, the Center works directly with faculty members in order to assist them in classroom diagnosis and 
correction. By working closely with the classroom teacher, the Center is able to provide a more comprehensive 
program for students with Reading needs. 

Work Study 

The Work-Study Program continued to expand and revealed the following: 



Enrollment : 



Variety of Jobs ; 

Number of Working Hours 
per Week: 

Rates of Pay per Hour : 

Areas of Employment : 



Neighborhood Youth Corps 



Grades 7 through 12 - Highest total to 
date - 161 (Girls 76 - Boys 85) 
16 years of age and older 



Girls - 20 



Boys - 25 



15 to 18 
$1.50 to $4.00 

Greater Lowell, Greater Boston, and Greater Lawrence 



The Neighborhood Youth Corps Program which began during the summer of 1972 has been expanded this year to 
include a year-round program. At the present time, 19 Wilmington youngsters are taking part in the local N.Y.C. 
work program in such occupational capacities as clerical aides, educational aides, maintenance program, and 
library work. This activity is coordinated in Wilmington by Mr. Anthony J. DeLuca, Work-Study Coordinator for 
the Wilmington School Department. Largely because of his efforts, Wilmington's participation in the Neighbor- 
hood Youth Corps Program can look forward to a healthy expansion. 



Chapter 766 Special Education 



School systems in the Commonwealth are required by Law to begin the implementation of this new law effective 
September 1974. 

This new law encompasses children who are diagnosed as children with special needs, that is, a school age child 
who, because of temporary or more permanent adjustment difficulties or attributes arising from Intellectual, 
sensory, emotional or physical factors, cerebral dysfunctions, perceptual factors, or other specific learning 
disabilities, or any combination thereof, and because of the inability of the school system to adapt its regular 
educational program to provide for such difficulties or attributes, is unable to progress effectively in a 
regular educational program and requires special education. Children of age three to kindergarten age shall 
qualify as children with special needs if such difficulties or attributes result in a substantial disability. 

As a result of this new law substantial adjustments are necessary in the 19 74-75 school budget in order to pro- 
vide the necessary identification of children, screening, evaluation, and a sound educational plan for each 
individual child who is diagnosed as a child with special needs. 



Class of 1973 



The status of the class of 1973 shows the following: 



Percent to four year State Colleges and Universities 13 

Percent to four year Non-State Colleges and Universities 14 

Percent to two year State Colleges 9 

Percent to two year Non-State Colleges 2 

Percent to Nurses Training 4 

Percent to other post high school education 6 

Percent to further education 45 

Percent to working forces 47 

Percent to military service 2 

Percent to marriage 1 

Percent to travel 5 



100% 



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Listed below are the colleges, universities, technical schools and nursing schools to which our graduates have 
been accepted for the fall: 

Four Year Colleges and Universities 

Regis College 
Rider College 
Saint Lawrence University 
Simmons College 

Southeastern Massachusetts University 
State College at Boston 
State College at Bridgewater 
State College at Fitchburg 
State College at Framingham 
State College at Lowell 
State College at North Adams 
State College at Salem 
State College at Westfield 
Stevens Institute of Technology 
Suffolk University 
Texas Christian University 
Tufts University 
University of Colorado 
University of Maine at Orono 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
University of Massachusetts at Boston 
University of Nevada 
University of New Hampshire 
University of Rhode Island 
Warren Wilson College 
Windham College 
Wellesley College 

Less Than 4 Year Schools 

Bunker Hill Community College 
Burdett Junior College 
Katherine Gibbs School 
Grahm Junior College 
Middlesex Community College 
New England Aeronautical Institute 
New England Baptist Hospital 
New England Deaconess Hospital 
New Hampton Prep School 
North Schore Community College 
RETS Electronic Schools 
Youville Hospital School of 
Practical Nursing 

In conclusion, I would like to extend my thanks to the Wilmington School Committee for the year of Sabbatical 
leave provided to me. Also, to Mr. Derek Little, Assistant Superintendent, who performed the duties of 
Superintendent of Schools in my absence. 



Albion College 

Anna Maria College 

Bates College 

Bentley College 

Boston Architectural Center 

Boston College 

Boston University 

Brandeis University 

Clark University 

Clarkson College of Technology 

Cortland State College of N.Y. 

Dickinson College 

Florida State University 

Gordon College 

Keene State College of N. H. 

Lowell Technological Institute 

Marietta College 

Massachusetts College of Art 

McGill University 

Merrimack College 

Michigan State University 

New England College 

Northeastern University 

Norwich University 

Oberlin College 

Ohio Wesleyan University 

Plymouth State College of N. H. 



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School Committee 



The School Committee of the Town of Wilmington herewith presents its report for the year 1973. The present 
membership of the Committee is as follows: 

John Brooks , Chairman 

James A. Demos, Vice Chairman 

L. Barbara Hooper, Secretary 

Harry J. Landers 

John Nealon 

Richard Thackeray 

During the calendar year 1973, both Mrs. Nancy Clark and Ms. Diana C. Imbimbo completed their terms in the 
School Committee. Both ladies had provided distinguished leadership to the Committee over the past several 
years, and their many contributions were duly noted by the remaining members. 



Wilmington opened its school doors on September 5, 1973 to the largest student enrollment in the town's history. 
5522 pupils reported to school to begin classes throughout the system. More than 1400 reported to a critically 
overcrowded high school with all its attendant space problems, while 372 kindergarten youngsters joined our 
school population for the first time. The kindergartens are being housed in property that is currently being 
leased from three local churches. These sites are the Wilmington Methodist Church, St. Dorothy's Church and 
St. Thomas' Church with some classes held in Villanova Hall. On November 2, 1972 the voters of Wilmington, at 
a Special Town Meeting, voted to authorize the taking of approximately 84 acres of land off Salem Street by 
eminent domain, with the land to be used as a site for a new 1,600 pupil high school. At the same meeting, 
the citizens also voted to finance preliminary plans and architectural drawings for the proposed new school. 
The School Committee completed the educational specifications early in 1973, and the Permanent Building Commitee 
has employed a registered architect to prepare preliminary plans. At this writing, the site is being studied 
to determine the impact on the environment of the area. This study is being required by the School Building 
Assistance Bureau upon the recommendation of the Department of Environmental Affairs. The Permanent Building 
Committee must complete this requirement before final approval of the educational specifications by the State 
Department of Education. 

Collective Bargaining 

rhe School Committee again entered into collective bargaining with teachers, administrators, secretaries, 
lurses, and cafeteria personnel on salaries and conditions of employment. The result was a two-year agreement 
)n salary schedules and conditions of employment with those groups represented by the Wilmington Teachers 
Association. This agreement will be in force during the 1973-74 and the 1974-75 school years. This contract 
/ill keep Wilmington in a competitive position with surrounding communities. 



Staff Recruitment 



ice again, the number of qualified teachers applying for jobs greatly exceeded the number of positions avail- 
lie. The School Committee, however, continued its active recruiting program in order to attract the most out- 
landing candidates and to maintain good relations with our area colleges and universities. The School Adminis- 
pation, in attempting to fill available positions, interviewed over 2,000 applicants from the following 
blleges and universities: Boston College, Boston University, Bridgewater State College, Emmanuel College, 
Itchburg State College, Gordon College, Harvard University, Lowell State College, University of Massachusetts, 
ortheastem University, Regis College, Salem State College, Simmons College, Springfield College, Tufts Univer- 
ity, and Wellesley College. In addition to these institutions, information about the Wilmington Public Schools 
8 distributed to many colleges and -oniversities in other states. This effort has successfully attracted 
andidates from all over the nation. 



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Curriculum Development and Improvement > 

The Committee, upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, continued to update the curriculum J 
offerings that are available to pupils in all grades. New textbooks were adopted for courses at several 
levels, additional electives were proposed and the in-service work program for the staff in innovative teaching 
methods was expanded. Wilmington High School expanded its day from 7 periods to 8 by reducing the instructiona] 
time available in each individual period. This was done in an attempt to relieve many overcrowded areas due to 
large enrollments. This is, at best, a temporary solution to an extremely severe condition. Its advantages 
might be questioned since it automatically results in a 16% reduction of instructional time. It is certainly 
not a reasonable alternative to a new building program. School Committee Policies and Regulations continued to 
be revised and updated. 

Resignations and Retirement 
Requests for leaves of absence and resignations were received from 41 teachers for the following reasons: 

Leaves of Absence: 



Sabbatical Leave 

Maternity Leave 

Leave to teach overseas 



Resignations : 



Professional Improvement 
Family Responsibility 
Teach in Other Communities 
Career Change 
Counselled Out 
Retirement 



1 
17 
7 
3 
4 
2 



The School Committee wishes to acknowledge the retirement of two dedicated staff members who left active 
professional service at the close of the 1972-73 school year. Both had devoted many years of service to the 
school children of Wilmington. 

a) Mrs. George Webber, Chairman of Business Education, 33 years in Wilmington. 

b) Mrs. Carol B. Sears, Elementary Teacher, 24 1/2 years in Wilmington. 

Both of these people had been extremely active in the profession, and they were respected by the Committee, 
Administration, fellow teachers, parents, and pupils. The Committee extends its appreciation to both of them 
for their faithful service and wishes each a happy and fruitful retirement. 

The Wilmington Public Schools were in operation 180 days beginning September 6, 1972, and ending June 19, 1973. 
The Committee held twenty-one (21) regular meetings, nine (9) special meetings, seventeen (17) meetings re- 
lating to collective bargaining, and six (6) budget meetings, making total of fifty-three (53) meetings for the 
year 1973. The Committee extends its sincere appreciation to town officials, town departments, and to the 
citizens of Wilmington for their fine cooperation and assistance during the past year. 



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Shawsheen Tech. 



Regular meetings of the Regional School Committee were held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the 
school facility located at 100 Cook Street, Billerica. The terms of office of those comprising the School 
Committee are as follows: 

NAMES OF MEMBERS TERM EXPIRES 

BEDFORD 

Charles Freni 1974 
Joseph Rogers 1975 

BILLERICA 

Kenneth L. Buffum 1976 
Paul Heffeman 1975 

BURLINGTON 

Wallace B. Haigh 1976 
John G. Murphy 1975 

TEWKSBURY 

Wilson E. Brazile 1976 
Leroy Curseaden 1974 

WILMINGTON 

Eugene L. Kritter 1974 
Frank McLean 1976 

On March 27, 1973, an organizational meeting was held at which time the following officers were elected: 
Wallace B. Haigh, Chairman; Eugene L. Kritter, Vice-Chairman; Kenneth L. Buffum, Secretary-Treasurer. 

The following amendments were made in the Agreement with the five towns: Payments to the Regional School 
Committee will be done on a monthly basis instead of quarterly. In accordance with the changeover from 
calendar year to fiscal year July 1 to June 30, the Agreement was so amended. 

In recognition of the increased demand for occupational skill training, the Committee took steps to imple- 
ment the enlarging of the present facilities from seven hundred to fourteen hundred students. Approval was 
received at town meetings for bonding issue of $5,620,000, which will be required to cover the cost of the 
addition and equipment. The Architect has completed the final drawings and expects to go out for bid tne 
latter part of January 1974. It is hoped that actual building construction will start in the Spring 1974 
with completion date December 1975. 

The School Committee took positive steps in providing a program for students with special needs. Authoriza- 
tion was given to hire a learning disabilities teacher. After the teacher was added to the staff, a group of 
students with learning disabilities were accepted for occupational training in September 1973. 

In expanding the present activities, the School Committee approved a Cooperative Program whereby qualified 
students would work in industry, the time they would normally spend in the shop. 

Approval was given to expand the Adult Education Program from four evenings per week to include four classes 
on Saturday morning. This was due to the demand from adults for this type of training. 

The Administrative Staff was strengthened by the addition of an Academic and Technical Department Chairman. 
In order to expedite closer cooperation between the regional school and the five towns, an Area Coordinator 
was appointed. 

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In planning the budget for 1974-75, funds were allocated imder Chapter 766 to assist students with special 
needs . 

The School Committee is appreciative of the strong interest of the residents of the five towns for occupational 
skill training which is evidenced by the approval received for the expansion program. 




Junior Variety Show 
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Shawsheen Tech 



The year 1973 saw many significant events occur at Shawsheen Tech. This was the first year that there was a 
full enrollment which numbered 681 day school students. The first graduating class held formal graduation 
exercises the first Sunday in June. It was gratifying to realize that all of the graduates had jobs available. 
In addition, there were thirty or forty job opportunities open which we were unable to fill because of lack of 
graduates . 

In order to accommodate those students who applied for admission but could not be accepted, an afternoon pro- 
gram 2:30 - 5:00 P.M. was established. Two hundred and two students in this Occupational Skill Program take 
academic subjects in the local high schools and are bussed to Shawsheen where they train in the various shops. 

We are presently proceeding with Phase II, the expansion of the school which will double the size of the facil- 
ity. It is hoped that ground will be broken in the Spring and the new building will be ready for occupancy in 
September 1975. 

The Summer Program which is part of the extended school year, took place in July and August with a total en- 
rollment of 413 students. Students in this program received credit toward their requirements for graduation. 
This makes it possible for some to leave school early to go to work during the senior year. 

In order to make maximum use of the facility we have developed a program with Middlesex Community College. 
This will enable the students attending the college to take courses in Electronics and Metal Fabrication, 
using our shops on a space available basis only. This is an after school program. In addition it is ex- 
pected that students graduating from Shawsheen Tech will be given advance standing for credit toward any 
technical courses in which they might enroll at Middlesex Community College. 

Evening school registration started the last week in September at which time a total of 905 adults applied. 
Due to limited facilities, only 687 were accepted and enrolled in courses, Monday through Thursday evenings 
and Saturday mornings. 

Outside activities undertaken by the students included building a split level ranch house in Billerica. The 
following departments were involved: Technical Drafting, Carpentry, Metal Fabrication and Electrical. A 
storage building was completed for the Wilmington Housing Authority. A press box and ticket booths were built 
for our athletic field. Students are actively engaged in all sports including baseball, track, football, soc- 
cer, hockey and basketball. The hockey team has been fortunate in having an especially fine record and to date 
is heading the league. 

Awards were received by students of the Culinary Arts Department at the Hotel and Restaurant Show which was 
held in Boston. A student from the Commercial Art Department won first prize in the design for the 1973 
Billerica Annual Report. Students from Technical Drafting received prizes for work in competition with other 
technical schools. A Regional Art Festival was held in our gymnasium May 4-6 and was an outstanding success. 
Junior Achievement activities, which are hosted by Shawsheen Tech. cummulated in an awards banquet in the 
Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton-Boston Hotel. At present we have two Junior Achievement companies, one is 
sponsored by Honeywell and the other by Purity Supreme. The latter group won the Company of the Year Award, 
and one of our students won the salesman of the year award. 

This year saw the first musical presentation by students and faculty entitled, Man and Music. 

A panel discussion was held on Channel 2 and 44, Boston. Burlington Superintendent Thomas Michael; Bedford 
Superintendent William Keough, Jr.; Wallace Haigh, Chairman of the Regional School Committee and I participated. 

The spring meeting of Area One, Massachusetts Association of School Committees, was held at our school in May. 
Dr. James Hammond, President of Fitchburg State College was the guest speaker. The Annual Open House was held 
Thursday, April 12, with parents, friends and students touring the building and viewing the many exhibits. 

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Those responsible for the operation of the school facilities recognize the need to conserve energy due to the 
fuel shortage. The steps taken include lowering the temperature of the hot water system, turning off fifty 
per cent of the corridor and outdoor lights and changing over to the night cycle at an earlier hour. In a 
comparison study it was found that considerable less fuel oil is now being used. 

The acceptance of this school by the students might be considered as being termed as Satisfying Education. 
Satisfying from the standpoint that students are engaged in an activity that they enjoy and from which they 
derive satisfaction. This is also manifested in the fact that attendance is especially high, vandalism is 
almost unknown and the morale is excellent. We feel that this gratifying experience is due to the many people 
responsible for this facility, including the School Committee, members of the staff and the students themselve 




The historic Harnden Tavern became Town property in 1973 



Town Meetings 



WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - March 3, 1973 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium, Saturday, the Third of March A. D. 1973 at 9:45 
o'clock in the forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 a.m. and shall be closed at 8:00 p.m. for the 
election of Town Offices: 

ARTICLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices, to wit: 
One Selectman for the term of three years; One Moderator for the term of one year); Two members of the School 
Committee for the term of three years; One member of the School Committee for the term of one year (unexpired 
One member of the Housing Authority for a term of five years; One member of the Housing Authority for a term 
of four years (unexpired term; One member of the Housing Authority for a term of two years (unexpired term); 
One member of the Redevelopment Authority for a term of five years and One member of the Regional Vocational/ 
Technical School Committee for a term of three years. 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections and town affairs therein to assemble subsequently and meet 
in Town Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said Town of Wilmington, on Saturday, the 
Tenth day of March, A. D. 1973 at 1:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles. 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. John M. Callan 
at 9:45 a.m., as much of the Warrant as is noted above was read and upon a motion by Mr. Stanley Webber, it 
was voted to dispense with further reading of said Warrant. 

All the election officers were sworn to the faithful performance of their duties and assigned their work 
immediately. Everyone took part in opening the machines and getting the ZERO sheet out of the machines so 
that the candidates could look at them before the polls were opened. The checkers were prepared with their 
voting lists and everything was in readiness at 10:00 a.m. 

The Polls were declared opened at 10:00 a.m. 

At 8:00 p.m. the polls were declared closed and the printer packs were removed from the back of the machines 
and one copy was given to the tally clerks and the other was pxjsted outside the railing so that each candidat 
could add up his own totals at once. There were eleven absentee ballots cast in the small ballot box. 

All of the totals from the 25 machines plus the absentee ballots were recorded and declaration thereof made, 
as by law is directed, and were for the following: 



SELECTMEN - Three years (Vote for one) 

George W, Hooper, 12 Allen Park Drive 
Charles F. Mather, 36 Park Street 

Elected James R. Miceli, II Webber Street 

Blanks 



361 
939 
1417 

13. 

2730 



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MODERATOR - Annually (Vote for one) 

Elected John M. Callan, 571 Woburn Street 1989 

Blanks 740 
Others 1 

2730 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE - Three years (Vote for not more than Two) 

David J. Dingle, 63 Salem Street 322 
Wayne M. Lockamon, 18 Salem Street 780 
Elected John E. Nealon, 43 Grace Drive 1431 

Elected Richard W. Thackeray, 20 Kelley Road 1522 

Blanks 1404 
Others 1 

5460 

SCHOOL COMMITTE - One year unexpired term (Vote for one) 

Theresa G. Chisholm, 28 Hopkins Street 857 

Elected Harry J. Landers, 88 Clark Street 1603 

Blanks 268 
Others 2 

2730 

WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY - Five years (Vote for one) 

Elected Kathleen S. Patterson, 6 Patterson Street 1835 

Blanks 894 

Others 1 

2730 

WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY - Four year unexpired term (Vote for one) 

Elected Leo M. Woodside, 14 Roberts Road 2057 

Blanks 673 

2730 

WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY - Two year unexpired term (Vote for one) 

Elected Donald R. Garland, 2 Muse Avenue 1142 

John M. Reardon, 34 Nathan Road 1081 
Blanks 504 

Others 3 

2730 

WILMINGTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY - Five years (Vote for one) 

Elected Sidney R. Kaizer, 5 Cottage Street 1884 

Blanks 845 

Others 1_ 

2730 

SHAWSHEEN VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE - Three years 
(Vote for one) 

Elected Frank H. McLean, 5 Temple Street 2125 

Blanks 605 



2730 

All the elected officials present were immediately sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by the 
Town Clerk. Those who were absent presented themselves before the Town Clerk on Monday the 5th of March and 
were then sworn in to their elected offices. 

The results of this election were read at 9:20 p.m. 

Attest: (Mrs.) Esther L. Russell 

Town Clerk 



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ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - MARCH 10, 1973 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



The adjourned Annual Town Meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. John M. Callan at 1:50 p.m., 
there being a quorum present. 

Rev. Father Mackin led the meeting in prayer. Edward Adams, Student Town Manager, led us in the Salute to 
the Flag. The meeting stood in silent prayer for our deceased members: Clara P. Chipman; Laura N. Marland; 
Joseph H. Richard; Alphonse L. Savignac; Frederick H. Ward; Janet D. Small and Olive M. Sheldon. 

Mr. Callan began the reading of the Warrant and was interrupted by a motion from the Chairman of the Board of 
Selectmen, Mr. George W. Boylen, Jr.: "I move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the Warrant 
and take up and make reference to same by number." So voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear the reports of Committees and act thereon. No report offered at this time. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds and appropri- 
ate a sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of previous years, or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that we pass over Article #3 and take no action." Motion voted unanimously to 
take no action. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to 
borrow in anticipation of the revenue for the eighteen month period beginning January I, 1973 in accordance 
with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and acts in amendment thereof, and including in addition thereto. 
Chapter 849 of the Acts of 1969, as amended, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of 
less than one year in accordance with General Laws Chapter 44, Section 17. 

Motion by Mr. George W. Boylen, Jr.: "I move that the town vote to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval 
of the Selectmen, to borrow in anticipation of the revenue for the eighteen month period beginning January 1, 
1973 in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and acts in amendment thereof, and including in 
addition thereto. Chapter 849 of the Acts of 1969, as amended, and to renew any note or notes as may be given 
for a period of less than one year in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17." Finance 
Committee recommended approval. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. 

ARTICLE 5. To see how much money the Town will appropriate for the expenses of the Town and the salaries of 
the several Town Officers and Departments and determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, 
transfer from available funds, or otherwise, or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. Arthur F. Spear, Jr.; Finance Committee Chairman: "I move that the several and respective sums 
as recommended by the Finance Committee be raised by taxation or by transfer from available funds and appro- 
priated for the purpHJse set forth in Article #5, each item to be taken up separately and voted on, subject Co 
amendment." So voted unanimously. 

ACCORDINGLY THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS WERE VOTED BY TAXATION: 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Selectmen - Legislative 

Salaries 

Expenses 



Selectmen - Elections 

Salaries 

Expenses 

Capital Outlay. . . 

Registrar of Voters 

Salaries 

Expenses 



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$ 3,750.00 
9,650.00 
13,400.00 

12,200.00 
2,600.00 
1,180.00 

15,980.00 

7,775.00 
5,550.00 
13,325.00 



Finance Committee 

Salaries $ 

Expenses 

Town Manager 

Salaries, Tovm Manager 

Other Salaries 

Expenses 

Community & Economic Development 

Salaries 

Expenses 

Town Accountant 

Salaries - Town Accountant 

Other Salaries 

Expenses 

Treasurer 

Salaries - Administrative Assistant 

Other Salaries 

Expenses 

Tax Title Foreclosures 

Collector 

Salaries - Collector 

Other Salaries 

Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Town Clerk 

Salaries - Town Clerk 

Other Salaries 

Expenses 

Board of Assessors 

Salaries - Principal Assessor 

Other Salaries 

Expenses 

Town Counsel 

Salaries (Retainer) 

Expenses (Court Appearances) 

Town Hall 

Salaries 

Expenses 

Planning Board 

Salaries 

Expenses 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT $ 



700,00 
6,475.00 
7,175.00 

31,500.00 
12,799.00 
1,650.00 
45,949.00 

3,000.00 
7,250.00 
10,250.00 

20,339.00 
12,184.00 
740.00 
33,263.00 

18,156.00 
11,839.00 
2,525.00 

32,520.00 

15,336.00 
11,782.00 
4,639.00 
175.00 
31,932.00 

15,337.00 
11,896.00 
720.00 
27,953.00 

22,008.00 
24,841.00 
4,886.00 
51,735.00 

15,000.00 
11.250.00 
26,250.00 

10,768.00 
19,350.00 
30, 118.00 

4,500.00 
23,850.00 
28,350.00 

368,200.00 



PROTECTION PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Police Department 
Salaries - Chief 

Lieutenant 
Sergeants 
Patrolmen 



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Police Department (cont.) 

Traffic (Policewomen) 
Clerk 

Miscellaneous Details 
Police Dog Officers 
Vacations 
Sick leave 
Paid Holidays 

Motion by Mr. Sterling Morris: "I move that the amount under Police Department Salaries be 
amended from $690,613 to $724,928 and that the sum of $225,000 be transferred from the Revenue 
Sharing Account and the sum of $499,928 be raised by taxation." Amendment so voted. Main 
motion as amended voted. $ 

Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Constable 

Salaries 



499,928, 
21,431. 



00 
00 
00 



528,056.00 



150.00 



Fire Department 
Salaries - Chief 

Deputy Chief 

Lieutenants 

Privates 

Call Fire 6t Ambulance 
Vacations 
Sick Leave 
Paid Holidays 

Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the amount under Fire Department Salaries be amended 
from $565,377 to $575,452 and that the sum of $183,000 be transferred from Revenue Sharing 
Account and the sum of $392,452 be raised by taxation." Amendment so voted. Main motion 

I as amended voted 392,452.00 

t Expenses 10,519.00 

I , Capital Outlay 5,720.00 

408,691.00 

Civil Defense 

Salaries 1,500.00 

Expenses 350.00 

1,850.00 

Dog Officer 

Salaries 5,250.00 

Expenses 2,700.00 

7,950.00 

Action under Dog Officer's salary: Standing vote Yes - 186 No - 86 Voted. 
Action under Dog Officer's expenses: Voice vote declared expenses Lost. Mr. Boylen 
challenged the vote and seven voters rose to doubt the vote. Standing vote Yes - 157 
No - 76 Expenses voted. 



Building Inspector 

Salaries - Building Inspector and Other Salaries 32,112.00 

Expenses 3,67 5.00 

35,787.00 

Board of Appeals 

Salaries 1,200.00 

Expenses 370.00 

1,570.00 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Salaries 1,938.00 

Expenses 75 .00 

2,013.00 

TOTAL PROTECTION PERSONS & PROPERTY $ 986,067.00 



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PUBLIC WORKS 
Town Engineer 

Salaries - Town Engineer and Other Salaries $ 50,386.00 

Expenses 6,415.00 

Capital Outlay 2,100.00 

58,901.00 

Highway Department 

Salaries - Sujjerintendent) 

Other Salaries ) 169,185.00 

(Motion by Mr. Spear, Chairman of the Finance Committee: "I move that the sum of $244,185 
be appropriated for 'Personal Services, Highway Dept.' the sum of $75,000 be raised from 
Revenue Sharing Funds and the balance of $169,185 to be raised by taxation." 

Expenses 134,055.00 

Capital Outlay 6,780.00 

Drainage Projects 30,000.00 

Sidewalk Program 60,000.00 

Public Street Lights 90,000.00 

Road Machinery Expenses 40,000.00 

Chapter 90 Construction , 9,450.00 

Chapter 90 Maintenance 5,000.00 

Chapter 81 Maintenance 

Salaries 12,500.00 

Expenses 13,500.00 

Snow 6t Ice Control 

Salaries 52,342.00 

(Motion by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $92,342 be appropriated for 'Salaries, Snow 
and Ice Control', the sum of $40,000 to be raised from Revenue Sharing Funds and the bal- 
ance of $52,342 to be raised by taxation." Amendment voted. Main motion as amended voted.) 

Expenses 61,000.00 

(Motion by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $110,000 be appropriated for 'Expenses, 
Snow and Ice Control', the sum of $49,000 to be raised from Revenue Sharing Funds and the 
balance of $61,000 to be raised by taxation." Amendment voted. Main motion as amended 
voted . ) 

Capital Outlay 6,000.00 

689,812.00 

Tree Warden 

Salaries 24,798.00 

Expenses 11,750.00 

Capital Outlay 1,240.00 

Dutch Elm Control 

Salaries 20,682.00 

Expenses 3,900.00 

Gypsy Moth Control 

Salaries 15,681.00 

Expenses 3,150.00 

81,201.00 

Cemetery 

Salaries - Sup>erintendent ) 

Other Salaries ) 74,913.00 

(Motion by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $80,703 be appropriated for 'Other Salaries 
Cemetery Dept.', the sum of $5,790 to be raised by transfer from the 'Sale of Cemetery 
Lots' account and the balance of $74,913 to be raised by taxation." Amendment voted. 
Main motion as amended voted.) 

Expenses 22,700.00 

Capital Outlay 5,662.00 

Parks 

Salaries 6,500.00 

Expenses 1,500.00 

Capital Outlay 3,800.00 

115,075.00 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS. . . 945,089.00 

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HEALTH & SANITATION 

Board of Health 

Salaries - Director) 

Other Salaries ) $ 

Expenses 

Hospital 6c Medical Care 

Garbage Collection 

(Motion by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $57,500 be appropriated for 'Garbage 
Collection', the sum of $19,000 to be raised from Revenue Sharing Funds and the balance 

of $38,500 by taxation." Voted the amendment. Main motion as amended voted) 

Town Dump 

(Motion by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $87,500 be appropriated for the "Town 
Dump", the sum of $30,000 to be raised from Revenue Sharing Funds and the balance of 
$57,500 by taxation." A long discussion followed. Mrs. iavie Drew made a motion to 
move the question. So voted by voice unanimously. Amendment voted. 

Main motion as amended was voted.) 

Dri'°' Dependency Problems 

Mental Healtn ... 

Veteran's Aid 

Salaries - P. T. Agent) 

Other Salaries ) 

Expenses 

Assistance - Veterans 

Caoital Outlay 



60,105.00 
3,000.00 
2,250.00 



38,S0o.00 



57,500.00 
15,580.00 
18,000.00 
194,935.00 



12,490.00 
590.00 
100,000.00 
95.00 
113,175.00 



MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

School Maintenance & Operations 
Salaries - Superintendent) 

Salaries - Other ) 632,299.00 

Contractual Services) 
Expenses ) 

Fuel Heating ) 305,100.00 

Capital Outlay 33,000.00 

970,399.00 

School Grounds Maintenance 

Expenses 13,400.00 

Capital Outlay 6,070.00 

19,470.00 

Town Building Maintenance 

Expenses 76,500.00 

Capital Outlay 4,510.00 

81,010.00 

TOTAL MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS 1,070,879.00 



LIBRARY 

Board of Library Trustees 
Salaries - Director) 

Salaries - Other ) 61,615.00 

(Amendment - Motion by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $88,615 be appropriated for 
'Personal Services - Library', the sum of $27,000 to be raised from Revenue Sharing Funds 
and the balance of $61,615 to be raised by taxation". Amenment was voted. Main motion 
as amended so voted. 

Expenses 48,005.00 

(Amendment - Motion by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $68,005 be appropriated for 
'Library Expenses', the sum of $20,000 to be raised from Revenue Sharing Funds and the 
balance of $48,005 to be raised by taxation." Amendment voted. Main motion as amended voted. 

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LIBRARY (cone.) 

Capital Outlay 

(Amendment - Motion by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $9,053 be appropriated for 
•Library-Capital Outlay' the sum of $6,413 to be raised by transfer from 'State Aid to 

Public Libraries' and the balance of $2,640 to be raised by taxation." $ 2,640.00 

■JVmendment voted. Main motion as amended voted. 



TOTAL LIBRARY 112,260.00 



71,840.00 



RECREATION 

Salaries - Director) 
Other Salaries ) 

(Amendment- Motion by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $95,840 be appropriated for 
'Recreation - Salaries', the sum of $24,000 to be raised from Revenue Sharing Funds 
and the balance of $71,840 to be raised by taxation". Amendment voted. Main motion 
as amended so voted.) 

Expenses 42,180.00 

1st Amendment - Mr. Francis Sferrazza mo/ed to amend Recreation Expenses: "I move that 
the amount under Recreation Expanses be amended from $21,020 to $42,180 for the purpose 
of partially supporting the following Community Youth Programs: Wilmington Pop Warner 
Football; Wilmington Pony League, iilmington Senior Little League; Wilmington Youth 
Hockey and Wilmington Figure Skating Club." 

2nd Amendment by Mr. James J. Gilligan: "I move that the amount under Recreation 
Expenses be amended from $21,020 to $67,780 for the purpose of partially supporting 
the following Community Youth Programs: Wilmington Pop Warner Football; Wilmington 
Pony League; Wilmington Senior Little League; Wilmington Youth Hockey and Wilmington 
Figure Skating Club." The second amendment being the highest amount the meeting voted 
on that amount first. Standing: Yes - 146 No - 173 Motion lost. Action taken on 
first amendment taken by voice... the amendment to $42,180 was voted and so declared 

by the moderator. Main motion as amended was so voted.) , 

114,020.00 

PERMANENT BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Salaries 3,000.00 

Expenses 25,000.00 

28,000.00 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Personal Services 1,500.00 

Expenses 4,830.00 

Capital Outlay 500.00 

6,830.00 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
Total Salaries 
Total Non-Sal. Items 
Federal Monies 
Public Law 874 
Public Law 85-864 
Public Law 88-210 

(Amendment by Chairman of the School Committee, Mrs. L. Barbara Hooper: "I move that the 
classification School Department Salaries and Total Non-Salary Items under Article 5 be 
amended to read in the amount of $8,374,052 and that said amount be reduced by $89,821.51 
of available Public Law 874 and Public Law 85-864 Funds for a net balance of 

$8,284,230.49 to be raised by taxation." 8,284,230.49 

Standing for amendment: Yes - 172 No - 102 So voted. Main motion as amended so voted 
and declared by the Moderator. 

Vocational Training 13,500.00 

Regional Vocational School District 357,653.00 



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UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 

Insurance & Bonds $ 96,978.00 

(Amendment by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $151,978 be appropriated for 'Insurance 
and Bonds', the sum of $55,000 to be raised from Revenue Sharing Funds and the balance of 
$96,978 to be raised by taxation." Amendment voted. Main motion as amended so voted.) 

Reserve Fund 212.00 

(Amendment by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $150,000 for the Reserve Fund be raised 
by transfer of $104,000 from the Revenue Sharing Account, by transfer of $45,788 from 
Surplus revenue, and the sum of $212 by taxation. Amendment voted. Main motion as 
amended so voted. 

Blue Cross-Blue Shield & Group Life 61,282.00 

(Amendment by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $129,000 be appropriated for 'Blue Cross- 
Blue Shield and Group Life' and that the funds be raised in the following manner: 

a. the transfer of the sum of $5,073 from the 'Group Insurance Dividend' Account; 

b. the transfer of the sum of $19,645 from the 'Blue Cross Dividend account; 

c. the sum of $43,000 from Revenue Sharing Funds; 

d. and the balance of $61,282 by taxation. Amendment voted. Main motion as 
amended so voted.) 

Local Transportation . 12,000.00 

Town Report 5,000.00 

Sewer Maintenance 1,500.00 

Appraisals . , 7,500.00 

Surplus Food Program 7,410.00 

Training & Conference - In State 7,555.00 

Training & Conference - Out of State 2,785.00 

Unpaid Bills 

Veterans' Retirement 22,500.00 

1973 Salary Adjustment & Additional Costs 113,8'iO.OO 

(1st Amendment by Mr. Sterling Morris: "I move that the amount under 1973 Salary 
Adjustments and Additional Costs be amended from $126,850 to $113,850. Amendment so voted. 
Main motion as amended voted.) 

(2nd Amendment by Mr. Ralph Lux to amend the 1973 Salary Adjustment and Additional Costs 

from $126,850 to $83,850. Amendment Lost. 
Additional Employees by Department 

Public Buildings 13,487.00 

Library 19,412.00 

Town Hall 5,568.00 

Engineering 10,816.00 

Highway 10,618.00 

Police (Standing:- Yes -137 No - 48 Motion carries to raise 22,068.00 

Fire 5,302.00 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 425,843.00 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 

Schools 831,128.00 

General Government 160,552.00 

(Amendment by Mr. Spear: "I move that the amount under Maturing Debt 6t Interest - General 
Government be amended from $109,552 to $160,552." Amendment voted. Main motion as 
amended voted.) 

Water 

(Amendment by Mr. Spear: "I move that the sum of $142,958 be appropriated for 'Maturing 
Debt and Interest - Water' and that the sum of $142,958 be transferred from 'Water Avail- 
able Surplus' with no funds to be raised by taxation." Amendment voted. Main motion 
as amended so voted. 

Sewer 86,250.00 

(Amendment by Mr. Spear: "I move that the amount under Maturing Debt & Interest - Sewer 
be amended from $33,250 to $86,250." Amendraent voted. Main motion as amended so voted. 

Intereston Anticipation & Authentication Fees 65,000.00 

TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST $1,142,930.00 



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1. .\L VOTED IN BUDGET BY TAXATION $14,163,611.49 



BY TRANSFERS. 



225,667.00 



Action on budget was finished at 6:00 p.m. Motion came at 6:00 p.m. to recess until 7:30 p.m. this evening. 
Voted . 

Meeting reconvened at 7:50 p.m. there beirs; a quorum present. 

ARTICLE 6. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds and 
appropriate for the purchase of the several following items of capital expenditure and further to authorize 
the sale or turn-in, if any, of the several items listed below, and for the use of the several departments so 
designated. 

Motion on Article 6 by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Tov:n vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available 
funds and appropria' e designated sums for the purchase of the several items of capital expenditure, and to 
authorize the sale or turr-in of the several items so designated, each item to be voted separately." Motion 
so voted. 

a. Elections 

To purchase twenty-five voting machines. 

Motion by Mr. Michael A. Caira, Selectmen: "I move that the Town "ote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of $7,328.25 for the purpose of paying the yearly rental for twenty-five (25) voting machines 
presently being rented by the Town pursuant to an agreement to lease or rent said voting machines 
with an option to purchase, and being the second yearly rental payi..ant, the previous payment having 
been made in 1972 as authorized by a prior Town Meeting and said sum be raised by taxation." 
Finance Committee recommended $7,000. Moderator called for a voice vote. Motion declared voted. 

Police Department 

To purchase eight Police vehicles and to authorize the sale or turn-in, if any, of eight vehicles. 
Motion by Mr. James F. Banda, Selectmen: "I move that the Tow., v^' e to raise by taxation and appro- 
priate the sum of $30,000 for the purchase of eight (8) Police vehicles, and at the discretion of 
the Town Manager authorize the sale or turn-in of eight (8) vehicles presently usee*, by the Police 
Department." Finance Committee recommended approval of $24,000 by taxation. Motion so voted. 

Fire Department 

To purchase a 1000 GPM Pumper. Finance Committee recommended approval of $40,000 by bond issue or 
notes . 

Motion by Mr. A. Daniel Gillis, Selectman: "I move that we pass over Article 6c and take no action." 
Voted to pass over 6c and take no action. 

Civil Defense 

To purchase a Rescue Truck and equipment. 

Motion by Mr. James R. MiceH, Selectman: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appro- 
priate the sum of $18,665 for the purchase of a Rescue Truck and equipment to be used by Civil 
Defense." Finance Committee recommended approval of $18,000 by taxation. Motion so voted. 

Highway Department 

1. To purchase four, 5-7 yard dump trucks with coverall assembly and to authorize the sale or 
turn-in, if any, of four dump trucks. 

Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$35,152 for the purchase of four, 5-7 yard dump trucks with coverall assembly, and at the discretion 
of the Town Manager authorize the sale or turn-in of four dump trucks presently used by the Highway 
Department." Voted. 

2. Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum 
of $8,890 for the purchase of a small tractor to be used by the Highway Department." Motion so voted. 

3. Motion: "I move that we pass over Article 6-2-3 and take no action. Voted to take no action. 
Motion was made by Mr. Morris. 

4. Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that we pass over Article 6-2-4 and take no action. Voted to 
take no action. 

Finance Committees recommendations on 6, 1, 2, 3, 4 ...approval of $46,800 by taxation for the 



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ARTICLE 6. (cone.) 

purchase of four dump trucks and one small tractor. 
Loader and a small Snow Blower attachment. 



Disapproval of the purchase of a Snow Blower 



f. Public Buildings Department 

1. To purchase two Econoline Van type vehicles. 

Motion by Mr. George W. Boylen, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate 
the sum of $6,044 for the purchase of two Econoline Van type vehicles to be used by the Public 
Buildings Department." Motion so voted. Finance Committee approved $6,400 by taxation. 1 & 2. 

2. Install floodlights at the Boutwell School Tennis Courts. 

Motion by Mr. George W. Boylen, Jr., Chairman, Selectmen: "I move that the Town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $6,000 to install flood lights at the Boutwell School 
Tennis Courts." Vote taken by standing: Yes - 115 No - 178 Lost. 

g. Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that we pass over Article 6g and take no action." Voted to take no 
action. Finance Committee recommended disapproval. (The present rescue truck which is being re- 
placed in section (d) above can be used here. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000 for the observance of 
Memorial Day and Veterans' Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee who shall arrange and have 
charge of said observances or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. James R. Miceli, Selectman: "I move that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$2,000 for the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans' Day and that the Moderator appoint a committee who 
shall arrange and have charge of said observances." Finance Committee recommended approval of $2,000. 
Motion as read so voted. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750.00 each (or a total of 
$1,500) for the purpose of renewing under authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the G. L. as amended, 
the lease of : 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars' clubhous.j o.i Mji i t Street for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Nee-Ellsworth Post #2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wais of tne United States. 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters for 
the Wilmington Post #136 of the American Legion, or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. James Banda: "I move that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750.00 each or a 
total of $1,500, for the purpose of renewing under authority of Section 9 of Chap:;er 40 of the General Laws 
as amended, the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars' Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Nee-Ellsworth Post #2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. 



b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters for 
the Wilmington Post #136 of the American Legion." Finance Committee recommended disapproval. 

Standing vote taken: Yes - 175 No - 85 Motion carries. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Building By-Law, Division #7 - Foundations, by adding 
Section #5 as follows: "The top surface of all cellar (basement) floors shall be no less than (I) foot above 
the maximum ground water elevation. Test borings shall be made within the perimeter of the proposed founda- 
tion during the months of March, April, May, or June at the expense of the builder. Test boring results shall 
be certified by a registered professional engineer or land surveyor, and shall provide elevations showing the 
basement floor surface relative to the maximum ground water table, "or do anything in relation thereto. Reques 
of the Conservation Commission. 

Motion by Alice W. Papaliolios: "I move to amend the Building By-Law, Division #7 - Foundations, by adding 
Section number 5 as follows: The top surface of all cellar (basement) floors shall be not less than the certai 
prescribed elevation above the maximum ground water levels. The maximum ground water level shall be deter- 
mined by a test hole or boring to be made within 10' of the perimeter of the proposed foundation and at the 
expense of the builder. Test hole or boring results shall be certified by a registered professional engineer, 
and shall provide elevations showing the basement floor surface relative to the ground water table. The 

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ARTICLE 9. (cont.) 

minimum difference between the ground water levels at the time of the test and the cellar floor surface shall 
be as follows: 



Time of Test Minimum Difference 



Time of Test Minimum Difference 



January 

February 

March 

Apri 1 

May 

June 



3^ feet 
3 feet 
2h feet 

2 feet 
2^ feet 

3 feet 



July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



3^ 
4 
Uk 
5 

4% 
4 



feet 
feet 
feet 
feet 
feet 
feet 



Finance Committee recommended approval. 

Amendment - Joseph F. Courtney (first amendment): "I move to amend the main motion on Article 9 so as to 
strike out the following words in the second sentence thereof 'within the perimeter', and to substitute 
therefor the following words: 'within ten feet of the perimeter', so that said sentence as amended reads as 
follows: "The maximum ground water elevation shall be determined by a test hole or boring to be made within 
ten feet of the perimeter of the propKjsed foundation and at the expense of the builder." 

Second amendment by Joseph F. Courtney: "I move to amend the main motion on Article 9 so as to strike out the 
schedule of months and elevation specified after the words "as follows", and to substitute therefor the 
following schedule: 

January 3^ feet July 

February 2 feet August 

March feet September 

Apri 1 1 foot October 

May 1% feet November 

June 2 feet December 



2\ feet 
3 feet 
3% feet 
feet 
feet 
feet 



4 

3 



'Action on the second amendment: Motion fails. Yes - 87 
Action the first amendment was so voted by a voice vote. 
Main motion as amended was voted unanimously. 



No - 227 



ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington to include addi- 
tional Flood Plain Districts as shown on the plan filed in the office of the Town Clerk, or do anything else 
in relation thereto. Request of the Conservation Commission. 

Motion by Mr. Ottati : "I move to amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington to include additional Flood 
Plain Districts as shown on the plan filed in the office of the Town Clerk." Finance Committee approved. 
Planning Board reported approval. Mr. Ottati showed slides and urged support of this motion. Mr. Boylen 
said that the Selectmen were all in favor of said motion, and called for the question. Standing Yes - 222 
No - 24 Motion carries to end debate. The moderator put the vote to the meeting by voice and declared it 
was unanimous. Seven rose to doubt the vote. Standing vote Yes - 232 No - 26. Motion carries. 

Motion to reconsider action on Article 10. Yes - 123 No - 158 fails. 



ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, management and control of certain 
parcels of Town-owned land, as shown on the Wilmington Assessors' Map, to which reference is hereby made for a 
more particular description as follows: 

Map 1 - Lots 7A and 9 
Map 5 - Lot 5 
Map 11 - Lots 22A and 32A 
Map 33 - Lots 11 and 42 
Map 45 - Lot 42 

Map 50 - Lots 37, 41, 42, 44, 45, 57, 66, 69 and 72 
Map 55 - Lots 98 and 106 
Map 69 - Lots 115 and 120 

Map 70 - Lots 5, 9, 9a, 13, 14, 17, 23, 27, 30, 38, 41, 42, 
43, 48, 49, 51, 52, 68, 69, 72 and 75 

Map 78 - Lot 28 
Map 81 - Lots 28B and 29 
Map 102 - Lot 3 
Map R-1 = Lot 22 

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ARTICLE 11. (cont.) 

to the Conservation Commission for all purposes as are intended in General Laws Chapter 40, Section 8C or as 
it may be hereafter amended, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Conservation Commission. 

Motion by Mr. Ottati : "I move to transfer the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of 
Town-owned land, as shown on the Wilmington Assessors' Map, to which reference is hereby made for a more 
particular description as follows: 

(Here the moderator interrupted Mr. Ottati and asked if his motion followed exactly the wording as is outlined 
in article 11, and the answer was yes it does.) Therefore no further reading of his motion was made. Finance 
Committee approved. Vote taken by standing. Yes - 237 No - 2 Motion carries. 

ARTICLE 12. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds 
and appropriate for the purpose of acquiring the following described parcels of land for recreational purposes 
and authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain or receive as a gift for said purposes the 
certain parcels of land bounded and described as follows: 

Parcel One : That certain parcel of land situated in Wilmington, Massachusetts, bounded and described as 
follows: Northeasterly by lot 118 and part of lot 112A, one hundred (100 feet; Southeasterly by Wild Avenue 
one hundred (100 feet; Southwesterly by lot 121, one hundred (100) feet; Northwesterly by lots 120B, 119B, and 
112A one hundred (100) feet. Said parcel is shown as lots 112B, 119A, and 120A all as shown as "Subdivision 
of land in Wilmington, Mass. Dana F. Perkins, C.E.", dated September 9, 1949 being shown on plan 8860E filed 
with Certificate 8056 in Registration Book 43, Page 115, at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds. 

Parcel Two : That certain parcel of land situated in Wilmington, Massachusetts, bounded and described as 
follows: Northeasterly by Grove Avenue, 460.68 feet; Northeasterly again by the junction of Grove and Wild 
Avenues, 27.47 feet; Southeasterly by two lines by Wild Avenue, 93.23 feet and 118.69 feet; Southwesterly by 
lots 119A and 112B, one hundred (100) feet; Southeasterly by lots 112B, I19A, and 120A, one hundred (100) feet 
Easterly by Lot 120A, one hundred (100) feet; Southeasterly by Wild Avenue 150 feet; Southwesterly by lot 124, 
Two hundred ninety-three and 42/100 (293 .42) feet : Northeasterly by said lot 124, fifteen and 95/100 (15.95) 
feet; and Northwesterly by land now or formerly of William MacFarlane, ninety-eight and 62/100 (98.62) feet. 

All of said boundaries are determined by the Land Court to be located as shown on subdivision plans 8860B, 
sheet two, and 8860E drawn by C. H. Gannett, C.E., dated November 1924 and Dana F. Perkins, C.E., dated 
September 9, 1949, respectively, as approved by the Court, filed in the Land Registration Office, copies of 
portions of which are filed with Certificates of Title 2893 and 8056, and said land is shown as lots 110, 111, 
112A, 113 to 118 inclusive, 1I9B, 120B and 121 to 123 inclusive on said plans, or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by Mr. Boylen: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $25,000 for 
the purpose of acquiring the following described parcels of land for recreational purposes, and authorize the 
Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain or receive as a gift for said purposes, the certain parcels of 
land bounded and described as follows: (here the Moderator interrupted Mr. Boylen to ask if his motion follow 
exactly the wording as outlined in Article 12, and the answer was yes it does.) Therefor no further reading 
of his motion was made. Finance Committee approved $25,000 by taxation. 

Mr. Roland Wood asked the Town Counsel if this land could be used for anything other than recreation. Mr. 
Altman's opinion .. it would be limited to recreation. Motion came to move the question. To cut off debate 
was voted unanimously. Standing vote taken on main motion - Yes 162 No 141 Lost for want of a 2/3 vote. 

Motion to reconsider Article 12 was lost. 

ARTICLE 13. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds 
and appropriate for the purfxsse of acquiring the following described parcel of land for recreational purposes 
and authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain or receive as a gift for said purposes, the 
certain parcel of land. Assessors' Map 34, Parcel 147, bounded and described as follows: 

Being Lot "A" as shown on a plan entitled "Subdivision of land in Wilmington and Tewksbury, Mass. for 
Anna R. Barry and Mary C. Leahy, dated November 7, 1952 by Dana F. Perkins and Sons, Inc., Civil Engineers & 
Surveyors", said plan being recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 83, Plan 155. 

Beginning at a point on the Southwesterly corner of the premises, and at the Northwesterly bank of Silver 
Lake, so-called, the line running in a Northwesterly direction by owners of Lots numbered 11 to 6 inclusive 
shown on said plan, three hundred forty-nine and 44/100 feet to a point on land now or formerly of Anna R. 
Barry and Mary C. Leahy; 

Thence turning, the line runs Northeasterly by land of said Anna R. Barry and Mary C. Leahy, one hundred 
ten (110) feet to a corner; 



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ARTICLE 13. (cont.) 

Thence turning, the line runs Southeasterly, still by land of said Anna R. Barry and Mary C. Leahy, and 
by land now or formerly of James A. Clements, two hundred fifty-nine and 94/100 (259.94) feet, to the North- 
westerly bank of Silver Lake so-called; 

Thence turning and running by the bank of said Silver Lake and in a Southwesterly direction, one hundred 
forty-five (145 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Containing 33,000 square feet, more or less. 
Also, a right of easement forever of ingress and egress over an old beaten road, which runs Northwesterly 
rom and over the above described Lot "A" through land of said Clements and land of said Anna R. Barry and 
Mary C. Leahy, to a way called "Fitz Terrace". Meaning and intending to give the grantees, their heirs and 
assigns, a right of way in, over and by and through said "old road", shown as a pair of broken lines, running 
Northeasterly on said plan from Lot "A" forever over, through and on the land of said Anna R. Barry and Mary C. 
Leahy to said Fitz Terrace, for all purposes for which ways and roads are commonly used; and 

The above premises are conveyed together with the right to use the way designated as Fitz Terrace on said 
plan, for all purposes for which ways are commonly used; and 

The grantors hereby and herewith release to the grantees, their heirs and assigns, together with said 
premises, any right, title or interest they may have had or now have in and to the ways designated or referred 
to as Henry Road and Wilfred Road. 

Meaning and intending to convey all interests and rights in said above described premises acquired by these 
grantors by deed from said Anna R. Barry and Mary C. Leahy dated November 20, 1953 and recorded with said 
Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 1244, page 324. 

This conveyance also includes all the interest and rights acquired by the grantors in a deed from James A. 
Clements and Mary L. Clements to said grantors, John Zammito and Benedetta Zammito, dated December 3, 1953, 
recorded with said Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 1244, Page 327, and more specifically, 

"A right of way, forever, over and through a way, being an "old road", not more than twelve (12) feet wide, 
cross the land of said Clements, designated on said above described plan, by a set of broken lines running 
and meeting a continuation of said road, across the land now or formerly of said Barry and Leahy to Fitz 
Terrace; and to use said way for all purposes for which ways are commonly used, in common with others entitled 
CO use said way. 

Also, all and any right, title and interest which said James A. Clements and Mary L. Clements had in and to 
hat portion of Henry Road, so called, that runs along and is adjacent to or forms any part of Lot "A" on said 
jlan, so that no use of said portion may be made as a way or road which will in any way injure, hamper, or in 
iny way interfere with the use and enjoyment of any portion of said Lot "A"; 
or do anything in relation thereto. 

totion on Article 13, was made by Mr. Michael A. Caira, the action on said article follows: 

Vfter a great deal of discussion Mr. Cram moved to lay said article on table and take up later. Standing 
'ote: Yes - 10 No - 103 Lost. 

totion by Mr. Wood to move the previous question. Standing vote: Yes - 301 No - Moderator declared vote 
inanimous to cut off debate. Motion on main motion taken by standing: Yes - 185 No - 106 Motion fails 
or want of 2/3 vote. 

lRTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a gift from Wilmington Rotary Park, Inc., a certain 
larcel of land described in Certificate of Title No. 8314 to be used by the Town for a public park and to be 
nown as Rotary Park, or do anything in relation thereto. 

lotion by Mr. A. Daniel Gillis: "I move that the Town vote to accept as a gift from Wilmington Rotary Park, 
nc, a certain parcel of land described in Certificate of Title No. 8314 to be used by the Town for a public 
ark and to be known as Rotary Park, subject to restrictions as the Selectmen may consider proper." Finance 
ommittee approved. Motion voted by voice and declared unanimous by the Moderator. 

RTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 8G of Chapter 40, MGL entitled 
Agreements to Provide Mutual Police Aid Programs", or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee 
isapproved . 

otion by Mr. Morris to pass over article #15 and take no action so voted. 

RTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 41, Section 108L, or do anything 
n relation thereto. (The acceptance gives career incentive pay to members of the Police Department as a 
eward for furthering their education in the field of Police work.) 



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ARTICLE 16. (cont.) 

Motion by Mr. George W. Boylen, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 41, 
Section 108L, and raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $4,500 for this purpose. Finance Committee 
recommended disapproval. Acceptance of this article is in violation of the principle Hqme Rule. 

Mr. Charles Ellsworth and Mr. Robert Stewart of the Police Department spoke in favor of this article. 

Amendment by Mr. George W. Boylen, Jr. "I move that the town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate *-he 
sum of $4,500 to provide career incentive pay to members of the Police Department." (This leaves out pro- 
visions of General Law.) Finance Committee recommends $4,500. Amendment as read so voted. Main motion as 
amended so voted. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of laying a 
water main for a certain distance in Lake Street, as shown on a plan on file with the Superintendent of the 
Water Department, of not less than six inches but less than sixteen inches in diameter, in accordance with 
the recommendations of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners acting under the provisions of General Laws 
(Ter. Ed.) Chapter 40, Section 42G to 421 inclusive, and determine how the appropriation shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise, or do anything in relation 
thereto. Request of the Water & Sewer Commissioners. 

Motion by Mr. Vincent R. McLain: "I move that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $4,762 for the purpose of 
laying a water main in Lake Street for a certain distance as shown on a plan on file with the Superintendent 
of the Water Department, of not less than six inches but less than sixteen inches in diameter in accordance 
with the recommendations of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners acting under the provisions of General 
Laws, Chapter 40, Sections 42G to 421 inclusive, and that said appropriation be raised by transfer as follows: 
$1,864.76 from Account #1160, the Hudson Street Water Betterment Account, 
877.00 from Account #1161, the Lawrence Street Water Betterment Account, 
889.86 from Account #1162, the Royal Street Water Betterment Account, 
50.00 from Account #1174, the Aldrich Road Well Site Account, 
4.81 from Account #1177, the Development of Three Well Sites Account and 
1,075.57 from Account #1164, the Salem Street Wellfield Account." 
Finance Committee recommended approval (Betterment Act). Vote on this motion was taken by voice and declared 
unanimously so voted by the Moderator. 

Mr. Belbin moved to advance Article #25 at this time. So voted. 

ARTICLE 25. (taken out of order) To see if the Town will vote to authorize and direct the Board of Selectmen 
to instruct the Building Inspector to withhold issuance of new residential construction building permits for 
a period of twenty-four months beginning March 10, 1973, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the 
Planning Board. Finance Committee recommended approval. 

Motion by Mr. George i. Boylen, Jr.: "I move we pass over Article 25 and take no action. Voted to take 
no Action. 

Motion by Mr. Courtney for reconsideration of Article 25 was lost by voice vote. 

After article 25 was disposed with came a motion at 11:55 p.m. to adjourn this meeting to Saturday, March 17, 
1973 at 1:30 p.m. in this gymnasium. So voted. Meeting adjourned. 

There were 470 voters checked in at the afternoon session. 
There were 485 voters checked in at the evening session. 

On March 12, 1973 the Town Clerk advertised the adjournment of this meeting in two consecutive days under 
a legal advertisement in the Lowell Sun and in the Town Crier on the front page printed and circulated in 
town on March 15, 1973 and posted in six conspicuous places in the Town of Wilmington on March 12, 1973. 



Attest : 



(Mrs.) Esther L. Russell 
Town Clerk 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 



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ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - March 18, 1973 



The Moderator, Mr. Callan, called the meeting to order at 1:45 p.m. there being a quorum present. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map by voting to rezone from 
Single Residence A District to Industrial District, the parcel of land described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of the B & M RR property line and turning and running westerly 
along the Wi Imington-Woburn Town Line to the northeasterly side of the Boston Edison Company property line; 
thence turning and running northwesterly along the northeasterly side of the Boston Edison Company property 
line, about 275 feet; thence turning and running northeasterly along the westerly side of Woodlawn Avenue, 
about 535 feet; thence turning and running northerly along the westerly side of Cleveland Avenue, about 510 
feet; thence turning and running easterly along the northerly side of Cook Avenue to the B & M RR property 
line; thence turning and running southerly along the B & M RR to the Wi Imington-vJoburn Town Line and the point 
of beginning; or do anything else in relation thereto. Request of the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority. 

Motion by Mr. McCann: "I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map by voting to rezone 
from Single Residence A District to Industrial District, the parcel of land described as follows: 
(The moderator asked Mr. McCann if his motion followed the description as shown above in Article #18 and he 
answered yes it was the same.) Therefore further reading of the motion was dispensed with. Finance Committee 
recommended approval. Planning Board recommended approval. Vote taken by voice and so voted unanimously and 
declared so voted by the Moderator. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will authorize the Town Manager to appoint, under the provisions of Chapter 
147, Section 21A, of the General Laws, as a police cadet, for a period of full-time "on the job" training, 
one or more citizens resident in the Town, each of whom is not less than eighteen or more than twenty-three 
years of age, who meets the physical qualifications required for applicants for appointment to the police 
force in Town, and who is determined by the Town Manager to be of good moral character, such appointment or 
appointments to be on such other terms and conditions as the Town Manager may determine, and raise and appro- 
priate a sum of money for the compensation of such cadet or cadets and any expenses incident to said appoint- 
ment or appointments and to the employment, education and training of the cadet or cadets so appointed; or 
act in any other manner in relation thereto. The above article was made into a motion by Mr. Boylen and was 
lost by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law by striking out that portion of Sections 
III-l-B, III-2-B, III-3-B, III-4-B, III-5-B, III-6-B which reau in part as follows: as specified 

In Section VIII-2-B, hereinafter..." and inserting in its place the following: "...as specified in Section 
/III-4-C hereinafter...", or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 

lotion by Mr. William G. Hooper, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law by striking out 
:hat portion of Sections III-l-B, III-2-B, III-3-B, III-4-B, III-5-B, III-6-B which read in part as follows: 
'...as specified in Section VIII-2-B hereinafter...," and inserting in its place the following: "...as speci- 
:ied in Section VIII-4-C hereinafter...". Finance Committee recommended approval. Planning Board reported 
.ts approval. Motion was taken by voice and was declared approved unanimously by the moderator. 

iRTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to adopt an Official Map in accordance with the provisions of 

lection 81E of Chapter 41 of the General Laws as amended, a copy of which, entitled "OFFICIAL MAP OF THE TOrJi^ 

)F WILMINGTON" prepared for the Planning Board by the Engineering Department, dated January 1, 1973, is on 
ile in the Town Clerk's office; or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 

tation by Mr. Arthur Harding "I move that the Town vote to adopt an Official Map with the provisions of 
ection 81E of Chapter 41 of the General Laws as amended, on display in the hall, entitled "OFFICIAL MAP OF 
'HE TOWN OF WILMINGTON" prepared for the Planning Board by the Engineering Department, dated January 1, 1973, 

copy of which is on file in the Town Clerk's office." Finance Committee recommended approval. Planning 
oard reported its approval. Mr. Altman's opinion was asked. Mr. Altman said the problem of an official map 
s not an easy one. He doesn't have all the answers. No problem with adopting permissive legislation. He is 
ot in favor or against this article. There is no doubt it is a valid act of a Town Meeting. After much dis- 
ussion a voice vote was taken and declared carried by the moderator. Seven voters rose to doubt the vote. 

standing vote was taken. Yes - 114 No - 128 Motion lost for want of a majority. 

RTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to discontinue all ways not shown on the Official Map, or do anything 
n relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 



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ARTICLE 22. (cont.) 

Motion by Mr. Harding: "I move that we pass over Article 22 and take no action thereon." Voted to pass over 
Article 22 and take no action thereon. 



ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law by deleting in its entirety Section V-1, 
Schedule of Requirements (Height, Area and Yard Regulations) and substitute therefor Section V-1, Schedule of 
Requirements as follows: or do anything else in relation thereto. 



SECTION V-1 



HEIGHT, AREA AND YARD REGULATIONS 
SCHEDULE OF REQUIREMENTS 



In any District, no use of premises shall be authorized or extended, and no building or structure shall be erected, 
enlarged, or moved which is not in accord with the following schedule, except as herein specified. 

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Rural (R) 


75,000 250 


2'/2 stories 
or 38 ft. 


80 50 


30 30 


300 


20% 


SRA 


30,000 150 


2'/2 stories 
or 38 ft. 


65 40 


25 20 


180 


25% 


SRB 


15,000 100 


2'/2 stories 
or 38 ft. 


55 30 


15 20 


150 


35% 


NB 


10.000 100 


2 "2 stories 
or 38 ft. 


55 30 


15 10 


100 


40% 


GB 


10,000 100 


3 stories 
or 40 ft. 


60 30 


20 ft or 50 ft. 
from nearest R, 
SRASRBDist. 


100 


40% 


IND 


10.000 100 


3 stories 
or 40 ft. 


75 50 


20 ft. or 50 ft. 
from nearest R, 
SRA, SRB Dist. 


100 


40% 


HOT B 


40,000 200 


2V2 stories 
or 38 ft. 


75 50 


30 ft. or 60 ft 
from nearest R, 
SRA, SRB Dist. 


200 


25% 


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As allowed in the underlying district ( if any ) , with the restrictions of III-6 







Motion by Mr. Robert Leahy: "I move chat the Town vote to amend Section V-I of the Zoning By-Law as follows: 

(1) Strike out in their entirety columns headed "Minimum Lot Area for Use permitted on Appeal" and Minimum 
Lot Frontage for use permitted on App)eal." 

(2) Strike out the title of the column headed "Minimum Lot area for Use permitted without Appeal" and insert 
in its place the title "Minimum Lot Area." 



ARTICLE 23. (cont.) 

(3) Strike out the title of the column headed "Minimum Lot frontage for Use permitted without Appeal" and 
insert in its place the title "Minimum Lot Frontage.'' 

(4) Change the requirements for Neighborhood Business District to read as follows: Minimum Lot Area - 
10,000 sq. ft.; Minimum Lot Frontage - 100 ft.; Minimum Set-back froa Center Line of Street - 55 ft. 
Minimum Width for each side yard - 15 ft.; Minimum Lot Depth - 100 ft.; Maximum lot coverage for build- 
ings or structures - 40%. 

(5) Change the requirements for General Business District to read as follows: Minimum Set-back from Center 
Line of Street - 60 ft.; Minimum Lot Depth - 100 ft.; Maximum lot coverage for buildings or structures - 
40%. 

(6) Change the requirements for Industrial District to read as follows: Maximum Height - 3 stories or 40 ft.; 
Minimum set-back from center line of street - 75 ft.; Minimum Lot Depth - 100 ft.; Maximum lot coverage 
for buildinjs or structures - 40%. 

(7) Change the requirements for High Density Traffic Business District to read as follows: Minimum set-back 
from Center Line of Street - 75 ft.; Minimum Width for each side yard and Minimum rear yard depth - 30 ft. 
or 60 ft. from nearest R, SRA, SRB District; 

(8) Change the requirements for Flood Plain District to read across all columns the words: "As allowed in the 
underlying district (if any), with restrictions of III-6." 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval. Planning Board reported approval. Standing vote: Yes - 56 No -133 
Motion lost. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Revised By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington by adding the following to Chapter 5: 

Section 13A No person shall operate any motorboat within 150 feet of the shore of any public or 
private bathing beach on Silver Lake except in case of an emergency or when within the public 
launching area. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this Boating By-Law shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than twenty dollars ($20.00) for each violation. 

or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. Caira: "I move that the Town vote to amend the'Revised By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington' by adding the following to Chapter 5, BOATING - Section 13A: No person shall operate any motor- 
boat on Silver Lake at a speed in excess of six (6) miles per hour when within one hundred and fifty (150) 
feet of any public or private bathing beach. Whoever violates the provision of this section of the By-Law 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty ($20.00) dollars for each violation." Finance Committee 
recommended approval. 

Amendment by Mr. Milton B. Cram: "I hereby amend Article 24 of the Warrant of Articles for the Wilmington 
Town Meeting, to read: "No person shall operate any motorboat on Silver Lake at a speed in excess of (6) miles 
per hour when within 150 feet of the shore, or any pier or float. No person shall operate any motorboat 
within 150 feet of the shore of any public or private bathing beach on Silver Lake except in case of an 
emergency or when within the public launching area. ".Jhoever violates any of the provisions of this Boating 
By-Law shall be punished by a fine of not more than ($20.00) for each violation." Vote on amendment carries. 
So voted. Main motion as amended carries unanimously. 

Mrs. Tighe moved to reconsider Article 21. Vote taken by standing: Yes - 86 No - 159 Motion to reconsider 
Article 21 fails. 

ARTICLE 25 taken out of order on March 10, 1973. 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 97A of Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General 
Laws; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Hotion by Mr. Morris to pass over Article 26 and take no action. Motion voted to pass over said article and 
:ake no action. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to accept Ainsworth Road as a public town way, as laid out by the 
Board of Selectmen and approved by the Planning Board, according to a plan filed with the office of the Town 
^lerk, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to receive as a gift, or to purchase or to take by right of 
eminent domain, such land, slopes, drainage and easements as may be necessary to effect the purposes of this 
irticle; and to see how much money the Town will appropriate for such purposes, and to determine how such 

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appropriation will be raised, whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds in the treasury or by 
assessment in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 80 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts with reference to betterments, or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of 
Theresa May Mercier and others. 

Motion by Mr. Boylen to pass over Article 27 and take no action. So voted. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the 
general court for the enactment of special legislation for and on behalf of the Town of Wilmington, in sub- 
stantially the following form to wit: 

"Section 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, the Town of Wilmington is hereby 
authorized and directed to abate in the amount of $91.50, the motor vehicle excise tax levied 
for the year 1970 by the Assessors of said Town of Wilmington on a 1969 Ford automobile owned 
by Walter H. Wilcox, Inc. of the City of Woburn and for which said corporation was erroneously 
twice assessed and thereafter said Town is authorized and directed to appropriate and pay the 
said Walter H. Wilcox, Inc. the said amount. 

Section 2. Any action taken by the Town of Wilmington at its Annual Town Meeting held in the 
current year or at any adjourned session thereof, pursuant to the authority contained in this 
act, is hereby validated and confirmed as though this act were in full force and effect on the 
date of the posting of the Warrant for such meeting. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage." 

or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. James Mi cell: 'I move that the Town of Wilmington vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
petition the general court for enactment of special legislation for and on behalf of the Town of Wilmington, 
in substantially the following form to wit: (Here the moderator interrupted Mr. Miceli to ask if his motion 
was exactly as laid out in article 28. Mr. Miceli said that was true, therefore he was instructed that 
further reading was unnecessary.) Motion voted unanimously by voice. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money by taxation, by transfer of 
available funds, by borrowing or otherwise for the purpose of constructing a protective fence around Apollo 
Park, as defined on Map #1-030 on file with the Town Clerk, or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of 
Owen MacEachern and others. 

Motion by Mr. Ottati : ''I move to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,500 by 
taxation for the purpose of filling, grading and eliminating the precipitous dropoffs in the vicinity of the 
shore of the western most portion of the Black Lagoon located in Apollo Park as shown on Map #1-030 on file 
with the Town Clerk. The funds are to be expended by the Town Manager." Finance Committee recommended 
disapproval. After some discussion the motion as read was so voted. 

Mr. Marsi rose to ask reconsideration of Articles 19 and 26. The vote on both articles failed. 

Mr. Smith rose to ask reconsideration of Articles 22 and 23. The vote on both articles failed. 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to alter the current billing practices of the Water and Sewer 
Department. In lieu of the current practice of levying a ten percent (10%) surcharge on accounts not paid 
within thirty (30) days of billing, the Commissioners shall allow a two percent (2%) discount from an accoun 
if paid within ten (10) days of billing. All other accounts will be payable within the following twenty (20 
days of the date of billing at the nominal amount stated on the invoice. A penalty surcharge shall be levieJ 
on balances remaining unpaid after the expiration of the above thirty (30) day period at the rate of one 
percent (1%) per month (for an effective annual rate of 12%). The Commissioners shall continue their I 
current water lien practices. Petition of Richard C. Lyford and others. j 

Motion by Mr. Richard C. Lyford. Mr. Lyford moved the adoption of the above article. Finance Committee I 
recommended disapproval. Some discussion followed in which the Water & Sewer Commissioners, the Selectmen I 
and the Town Manager voiced their disapproval stating it would not save the town any money. Vote on motion I 
was lost and so declared by the moderator. I 



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ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Robert Quandt a 

certain parcel of town-owned land shown as parcel 15 on Assessor's Map 7, containing about 29,500 sq. ft. 

subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine and to further set the minimum amount to 

be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of Janice M. Quandt and others. 

Motion by Mr. Alexander Quandt. The above article was read as his motion inserting after the word FURTHER, 
"that the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyancs be $2,500 or such other sum as the Selectmen de- 
termine." Finance Committee recommended disapproval. Parcels of land of this type should, in our opinion, 
be sold at public auction. Vote taken by standing. Yes - 42 No - 135 Motion lost. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Tow.i will vote to atnt;nd c:ie Zoning By-Laws ^nd Zoning Map by re-zoning the follow- 
ing described parcel of land from Rural to Industrial: A certain parcel of land situated in Wilmington, 
Massachusetts, located Westerly of Andover Street as shown on a Preliminary Plan of Land in Wilmington, 
Massachusetts, dated November 14, 1972 by Dana F. Perkins & Sons, Inc., a copy of which has been filed with 
the Town Clerk, bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the stone wall at land of John T. Spinelli (Land Court Plan 3984M) and land now or 
formerly of Frank P. Sciarappa, thence by other land of John T. Spinelli, S 8 degrees 21 minutes 53 seconds 
W 8.0 feet, more or less; thence in a northwesterly direction by said land of John T. Spinelli, 1983 feet, 
more or less, to a point on a stonewall at land of Leroy Bedell; Thence, by said Bedell land, partially by a 
stonewall by two courses as follows: N 15 degrees 50 minutes 18 seconds W 52.0 feet, more or less, and N 2 
degrees 06 minutes 40 seconds W 76.80 feet, to a point of land now or formerly of New England Power Company; 
Thence by land of New England Power Company and land of Frank P. Sciarappa by various courses as follows: 
N 85 degrees 14 minutes 50 seconds E 47.95 feet; N 85 degrees 18 minutes 40 seconds E 238.34 feet; N 85 
degrees 25 '30 seconds E 222,21 feet; N 85 degrees 38 minutes 00 seconds E 88.56 feet; N 84 degrees 02 minutes 
50 seconds E 209.57 feet; N 89 degrees 36 minutes 10 seconds E 138.02 feet; S 50 degrees 42 minutes E 49.30 
feet; S 78 degrees 07 minutes 30 seconds E 264.53 feet; S 78 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds E 418.55 feet; 
S 78 degrees 34 minutes 00 seconds E 13.64 feet; S 82 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds E 142.37 feet; S 81 
degrees 18 minutes 07 seconds E 62.04 feet; S 81 degrees 37 minutes 37 seconds E 94.49 feet; and S 81 degrees 
38 minutes 07 seconds E 42.10 feet to the point of beginning. Said parcel containing 5.9 acres, more or less, 
and being a portion of Lot 23 as shown on Land Court Plan 3984-S. Petition of Mary T. Napolitino and others. 

Motion by Mr. McKinnon: "I move that the Town Zoning By-Law and Map be amended by changing from Rural Zone to 
an Industrial Zone the following described parcel of land: (Here the Moderator interrupted Mr. McKinnon to 
ask if the description of this land followed exactly that as laid out above in Article #32 and the answer was 
yes, the description was the same. Further reading of his motion was waived.) Finance Committee recommended 
disapproval, then changed their recommendation to approval. The Planning Board reported approval on this 
article. Motion was taken by a voice vote and was declared carried unanimously by the moderator. 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map for the Town of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from Single Residence A District to General Business District, the following described 
parcel of land, to wit: - 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of said parcel same point being located on the easterly sideline of 
Voburn Street as shown on said plan: thence running S 59 degrees 06 minutes 32 seconds E One Thousand Five 
Hundred Ninety and 81/100 (1590.81) feet to a point; thence turning and running S 08 degrees 11 minutes 10 
seconds W Two Hundred Seven and 18/100 (207.18) feet to a point; thence turning and running N 82 degrees 08 
minutes 30 seconds W Four Hundred Fifty One and 14/100 (451.14) feet to a point; thence turning and running 
S 07 degrees 51 minutes 30 seconds W Two Hundred (200.00) feet to a point on the northerly sideline of Salem 
Street, as shown on said plan; thence turning and running by the northerly sideline of Salem Street, as shown 
on said plan, N 82 degrees 08 minutes 30 seconds W Six Hundred Seventy and 71/100 (670.71) feet to a point; 
thence turning and running N 07 degrees 51 minutes 30 seconds E Four Hundred Forty (440.00) feet to a point; 
thence turning and running N 82 degrees 08 minutes 30 seconds W One Hundred Forty One and 20/100 (141.20) feet 
to a point; thence turning and running S 78 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds W Two Hundred Twenty Four and 
45/100 (224.45) feet to a point on the easterly sideline of Woburn Street as shown on said plan; thence turn- 
ing and running by the easterly sideline of Woburn Street, as shown on said plan, N 08 degrees 50 minutes 04 
seconds E Six Hundred Sixty Five and 93/100 (665.93) feet to the point of beginning; containing, according to 
said plan, 18.872 acres, more or less; or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of Joseph F. Courtney and 
others . 

Mr. Joseph Courtney moved to pass over Article #33 and take no action thereon. Voted to pass over said 
article and take no action. 

Mr, Carlo Gubellini rose to ask reccnsideration of Article #33. Motion lost. 

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ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from Single Residence A District to General Business District, the following described 
parcel of land, to wit: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of said parcel, same point being located on the easterly sideline of 
Woburn Street as shown on said plan; thence running S 59 degrees 06 minutes 32 seconds E One Thousand Five 
Hundred Ninety and 81/100 (1590.81) feet to a point; thence turning and running S 08 degrees 11 minutes 10 
seconds W Two Hundred Seven and 18/100 (207.18) feet to a point; thence turning and running N 82 degrees 08 
minutes 30 seconds W Four Hundred Fifty One and 14/100 (451.14) feet to a point; thence turning and running 
S 07 degrees 51 minutes 30 seconds W Two Hundred (200.00) feet to a point on the northerly sideline of Salem 
Street, as shown on said plan; thence turning and running by the northerly sideline of Salem Street, as shown 
on said plan, N 82 degrees 08 minutes 30 seconds W One Thousand Sixteen and 71/100 (1016.71) feet to a point 
of curvature; thence turning and running by a curved line with an arc of Twenty Two and 29/100 (22.29) feet 
and a radius of Thirteen and 99/100 (13.99) feet to a point of tangency on the easterly sideline of Woburn 
Street as shown on said plan; thence continuing the easterly sideline of Woburn Street N 09 degrees 07 minute 
50 seconds E Three Hundred Thirty Four and 54/100 (334.54) feet to an angle point; thence continuing on the 
easterly sideline of Woburn Street, as shown on said plan, N 08 degrees 50 minutes 04 seconds E Six Hundred 
Eighty and 93/100 (680.93) feet to the point of beginning; containing, according to said plan, 22.278 acres, 
more or less; or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of Joseph F. Courtney and others. 

Mr. Joseph F. Courtney moved to pass over Article 34 and take no action thereon. Voted to pass over said 
article and take no action. 

Mr. James Banda rose to ask reconsideration of Article 34. Motion lost. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from Single Residence A District to High Traffic Density Business District, the following 
described parcel of land, to wit: 



A certain parcel of land situated in the Town of Wilmington, shown as Parcel "A" on a plan entitled "Plan of 
Land in Wilmington, Mass., Showing Proposed Areas for Rezoning, For: Palotta & Son Development, Inc., Scale 1 
100', Dec. 28, 1972, BSC Engineering, Inc., 263 Summer Street, Boston, Mass., a copy of which plan is filed 
in the Office of the Town Clerk, and more particularly described in accordance with said plan as follows: 

Beginning at the northwesterly corner of said parcel, same point being located on the easterly sideline of 
Woburn Street, as shown on said plan; thence running N 78 degrees OO'OO" E Two Hundred Twenty Four and 45/10( 
(224.45) feet to a point; thence turning and running S 82 degrees 08' 30" E One Hundred and Forty One and 
20/100 (141. 20) feet to a point; thence turning and running S 07 degrees 51 '30" W Four Hundred Forty (440.00) 
feet to a point on the northerly sideline of Salem Street, as shown on said plan; thence turning and running 
by the northerly sideline of Salem Street, as shown on said plan, N 82 degrees 08' 30" W Three Hundred Forty 
Six and 00/100 (346.00) feet to a point of curvature; thence turning and running by a curved line with an art 
of Twenty Two and 29/100 (22.29) feet and a radius of Thirteen and 99/100 (13.99) feet to a point of tangencj 
on the easterly sideline of Woburn Street as shown on said plan; thence continuing on the easterly sideline < 
Woburn Street, as shown on said plan, N 09 degrees 07' 50" E Three Hundred Thirty Four and 54/100 (334.54) 
feet to an angle point; thence continuing on the easterly sideline of Woburn Street, as shown on said plan, 
N 08 degrees 50' 04" E Fifteen (15.00) feet to the point of beginning; containing according to said plan, 
3.406 acres more or less; or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of Joseph F. Courtney and others. 



Mr. Joseph Courtney moved to pass over Article 35 and take no action thereon, 
and take no action. 

Mr. Carlo Gubellini moved to reconsider Article 35. Motion fails. 



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ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmingto: 
by voting to rezone from Neighborhood Business District to Industrial District, the following described pare 
of land, to wit: 

Beginning at a point on the Southerly side of Concord Street and the Easterly side of the right-of-way of Ch 
Boston and Maine Railroad; thence proceeding in an Easterly direction along said Southerly side of Concord 
Street by land now or formerly of Lopez Realty Trust, Vincent A. Lopez and Felix A. Lopez, Trustees, to the 
point of intersection of said Southerly side of Concord Street and the Easterly side of Lopez Road, a privat 
way shown on a plan entitled "Definitive Subdivision of Land in .Wilmington, Mass., Belonging to Lopez Realty' 



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ARTICLE 36. (cont.) 

Trust", dated July 1972, and noted as most recently revised: October 20, 1972," and prepared by Roland H. 
Barnes & Company, Inc., Civil Engineers, 681 Maine Street, Waltham, Mass.; thence proceeding in a Southerly 
direction along said Easterly side of Lopez Road to the point of intersection of said Easterly side of Lopez 
Road with the Zoning District Boundary Line now existing between a Neighborhood Business District and an 
Industrial District; thence proceeding in a Westerly direction along said existing Zoning District Boundary 
Line to a point at the Easterly side of the Boston and Maine Railroad right-of-way; thence proceeding in a 
Northerly direction along said Easterly side of the Boston and Maine right-of-way to the point of beginning; 
or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of Joseph F. Courtney and others. 

Action taken on Article 36 is as follows: Mr. Courtney read the motion. Finance Committee recommended 
approval. Planning Board reported approval. After Mr. Courtney finished reading his motion he handed the 
Moderator a letter of Escrow and two deeds to said property. The Moderator then gave them to the Town Clerk 
for safe keeping. 

Mr. Boylen said the majority of the Selectmen were for this article, 3 to 2. Conservation member said his 
committee was whole-heartedly in favor and urged the town to vote this zoning change. After more discussion 
the vote was taken by standing: Yes - 65 No - 142. Motion was lost. Mr. Courtney requested his letter and 
deeds back and they were returned to him at once. 

Mr. Grant moved for reconsideration of Article 36. Motion failed. 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquiring 
the following described parcel of land for Conservation purposes as described in Chapter 40, Section 8C, as 
amended, and to determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by transfer from avail- 
able funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to 
purchase, take by eminent domain, receive as a gift or execute an option for said purposes, ceicain parcel of 
land being shown as Lot 1 on Assessors' Map 86 and more particularly described as follows: 

Southerly by Concord Street 950 feet more or less; Westerly by land of Vincent A. Lopez 130 feet more or less; 
Northerly by land of Vincent A. Lopez again 190 feet more or less; Northerly and Easterly by center line of 
Lubbers Brook 1030 feet more or less; All distances being more or less, containing about 5.50 acres, or how- 
ever otherwise said parcel may be bounded, measured or described; or do anything in relation thereto. Request 
of the Conservation Commission. 

Mr. Bureau moved to pass over Article 37 and take no action on this article. Motion carries to take no action 
on Article 37. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Map by changing from Single Residence 
A District and Neighborhood Business District to General Business District the following described parcel of 
land as shown in part on Plan of land in Wilmington, Mass. prepared by Dana F. Perkins and filed with the 
Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds on February 5, 1965 (Book 101, Plan 87): 

Beginning at the Easterly corner of Lowell Street Park the line runs along said land of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts known as Interstate 93 in a Northerly direction five hundred twenty and 04/100 (520.04) feet; 
thence Westerly by land now or formerly of Johnson's Realty Trust five hundred thirty and 44/100 (530.44) feet 
more or less; thence Southwesterly by Lot 1 three hundred eighty-five and 25/100 (385.25) feet; more or less 
thence Easterly by Lowell Street Park four hundred (400.00) feet; thence Northerly by said Lowell Street Park 
twenty-nine and 61/100 (29.61) feet; thence Easterly again by Lowell Street Park one hundred eighty-two and 
17/100 (182.17) feet to the point of beginning; containing 5.86 acres, more or less; or do anything else in 
relation thereto. Petition of Ruth M. Anderson and others. 

Vtotion by Mr. Robert L. Wagstaf f : "Mr. Moderator, I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and 
*fap by changing from Single Residence A District and Neighborhood Business District to General Business Dis- 
trict the following described parcel of land as shown in part on Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass. prepared 
by Dana F. Perkins and filed with the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds on February 5, 1065 (Book 
101, Plan 87) : 

Jeginning at the Easterly corner of Lowell Street Park the line runs along said land of the Commonwealth of 
■lassachusetts known as Interstate 93 in a Northerly direction five hundred twenty and 04/100 (520.04) feet; 
:hence Westerly by land now or formerly of Johnson's Realty Trust five hundred thirty and 44/100) feet more 
>r less; thence Southwesterly by lot 1 three hundred eighty-five and 25/100 (385.25 feet; more or less. 



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thence Easterly by Lowell Street Park four hundred (400.00) feet; thence Northerly by said Lowell Street Park 
twenty-nine and 61/100 (29.61) feet; thence Easterly again by Lowell Street Park one hundred eighty-two and 
17/100 (182.17) feet to the point of beginning. Yes 148 No - 45 Motion carries and so declared by the 
Moderator. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from Neighborhood Business District to High Density Traffic Business District, the follow 
ing described parcel of land, to wit: 

Beginning at a point on the Northeasterly side of Lowell Street and at the intersection of Lowell Street and 
•Jest Street; thence proceeding N 68 degrees 39' 30" W a distance of 57.13 feet along Lowell Street to a point 
thence proceeding Northwesterly to a curve to the left of a radius 1,362.37 feet a distance of 155.54 feet to 
a point; thence proceeding along Lowell Street N 75 degrees 12' 00" W a distance of 12.33 feet to a point; 
thence turning and proceeding N 14 degrees 48* 00" E a distance of 225.00 feet to a point; thence turning and 
proceeding S 73 degrees 12' 00" E a distance of 243.08 feet to a point on the Westerly side of West Street; 
thence turning and proceeding along West Street S 12 degrees 47' 30" W a distance of 216.16 feet to a point; 
thence turning along a curve to the right of a radius 23.68 feet a distance of 40.73 feet to the point of 
beginning; said parcel of land containing 1.31 acres of land, more or less, and being shown as Lot 2A on a 
plan entitled "Rezoning Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., for Olga Elia", dated December 18, 1972, prepared 
by United Surveyors & Engineers, Braintree, Mass. a copy of which plan is filed with the office of the Town 
Clerk; or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of Joseph F. Courtney and others. 

Mr. Joseph Courtney started to read the above article as a motion and the moderator interrupted him to ask if 
the wording of his motion was exactly as that in the motion and his answer was yes it was the same. The 
moderator waived further reading of said article. Finance Committee recommended disapproval. The Planning 
Board reported their disapproval. 

A call for the question came after some discussion and was voted by voice unanimously to cut off further 
debate. The vote on the Main motion was taken by voice and was voted No unanimously and so declared by the 
moderator . 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Wilmington so as to pro- 
vide for Limited Garden Apartment Districts and to regulate the same by adding the following sections and pro 
visions to the aforesaid Zoning By-Law. 

I, To add to Section I, subsection 1-2, paragraph A thereof, under the caption "ESTABLISHMENT AND LOCATIO 
OF DISTRICTS", the following new district: 8. Limited Garden Apartment District (L.G.A.) 

II. To add to section II thereof, under the caption "DEFINITIONS", the following definitions: 

2. DWELLING. Strike the concluding period, substitute a semi-colon, and add "For the purp>ose of 
this By-Law, a family shall consist of one or more persons occupying a dwelling unit, provided that 
no group of persons so defined shall include more than two persons not within the second degree of 
kinshi p. 

15. DWELLING UNIT. A room or group of rooms forming a habitable unit for one family, having 
facilities used, or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating. 

16. GARDEN APARTMENT HOUSE. A detached or semi-detached building, containing not less than eight 
or more than twenty dwelling units, each unit containing not more than two sleeping rooms; with 

no living quarters above three stories in height or below mean finished grade; with a total struc- 
tural frontage not more than two hundred and forty (240) feet in length; not less than thirty (30) 
feet from any other such building; and not less than fifty (50) feet from any property line ad- 
jacent to any residential district. 

17. STORY. That portion of a building contained between any floor or roof next above it, but 
not including the lowest portion so contained if more than one-half of such portion vertically is 
below the mean finished grade of the ground adjoining such building. 

18. FRONT YARD. The open space between a building and the exterior line of each street or access 
driveway on the lot on which it stands abuts. 

19. SIDE AND REAR YARDS. The open space at the sides and rear of a building and boundaries. 



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ARTICLE 40. (cont.) 

other than streets, on the lot on which it stands. 

20. SANITARY SEWER. A public sanitary sewer of the Town of Wilmington. 

21. MUNICIPAL. The word municipal means the Town of Wilmington. 

22. PUBLIC. The word public means the Town of Wilmington. 

23. FIRE PROTECTION ARE.A.. The open space between a building in a Limited Garden Apartment District 
and a line parallel to and fifteen (15) feet equidistant from any such building, available for 
emergency access, within which no automotive vehicle may be parked and no building or structure 

may be erected within written permission from the Chief of Che Wilmington Fire Department. 

24. PRINCIPLE ACCESS DRIVEWAY. A service road or driveway other than a public way or a way 
approved in accordance with the subdivision control law, which provides principle access for 
vehicles to the buildings in a L.G.A. 

25. LANDOWNER. Shall mean the legal or beneficial owner or owners of all the land proposed to 
be included in a Limited Garden Apartment District, or the agents or assigns of such owner. The 
holder of an option or contract to purchase or other person having an enforceable proprietary 
interest in such land, shall be deemed to be a landowner for the purpose of this by-law. 

26. COMMON OPEN SPACE. Is a parcel or parcels of land or an area of water, or a combination of 
land and water within the site designated for Limited Garden Apartments, maintained and preserved 
for open uses, and designed and intended for the use or enjoyment of the residents of the Limited 
Garden Apartments, but not including parking areas or ways, public or private. Common open space 
may contain such complimentary structures and improvements as are necessary and appropriate for 
the benefit and enjoyment of residents, occupants and guests of the Limited Garden Apartments. 

27. SITE PLAN^ Shall mean a plat of property and provision in written and graphic form, compar- 
able to a preliminary subdivision plan, for development of Limited Garden Apartments, relating to 
the use, location of buildings and other structures, intensity of use or density of development, 
private access driveways or streets, ways and parking facilities, and appropriate covenants, ease- 
ments and restric "ions applying thereto. 

III. TO ADD TO Section III thereof, under the Caption "USE REGULATIONS", the following new section: 

III-6 USES IN LIMITED GARDEN APARTMENT DISTRICTS 

1- In a Limited Garden Apartment District, no building or land shall be used, and no building or 

structure shall ne erected which is intended or designed to be used in whole or in part for any 

industry, trade, manufacturing or commercial purpose or other use, except for Limited Garden 

Apartment buildings. 

2. The minimum area of a district shall be 200,000 square feet. 

3. The aggregate square feet of all buildings and structures, shall not exceed thirty (30) per 
cent of the area of the district within which they are built. 

4. No building shall be constructed or maintained within fifty feet of a residential district 
or a lot line adjoining a residential district, or within thirty feet of a non-residential district. 

5. No building shall contain less than eight (8) nor more than twenty four (24)dwelling units. 

6. The total dwelling units on any site shall not exceed an average of twenty per acre. 

7. No dwelling unit shall contain more than two bedrooms, and shall not be occupied by more than 
one family. 

8. No space in an apartment building shall be used for storage of gasoline powered vehicles and 
equipment or combustible materials not part of the building. 



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ARTICLE 40 
9. 



(cont . ) 

Each dwelling unit shall have individual cooking facilities. 



10. 



All buildings shall connect with a sanitary sewer. 



11. No living quarters shall be permitted above three stories in height nor below the mean finished 
grade . 

12. Principal access driveways shall be constructed in accordance with the design and improvement 
requirements for minor streets in the subdivision rules and regulations currently in effect in the 
Town of Wilmington. 

13. Utilities including wires shall be installed underground, conforming to rules and regulations 
currently in effect in the Town of Wilmington. 

14. Two parking spaces shall be provided for each dwelling unit. 

15. The structural frontage of a building, detached or semi-detached shall not exceed two hundred 
and forty (240) feet in length. 

16. Bonds and covenants for performance guarantee shall be provided in the same manner as for sub- 
divisions . 

17. The landowner shall not dispose of any open space by sale or otherwise, (except to an organiza- 
tion conceived and established to own and maintain the common open space), without first offering to 
dedicate the same to the Town of Wilmington or other government agency. 

18. At least twenty (20) per cent of the total area shall be reserved for natural or landscaped 
open space, exclusive of sidewalks, driveways, streets and parking areas, but not including common 
open space which may contain such complimentary structures and improvements as are necessary and 
appropriate for the benefit and enjoyment of residents, occupants and guests of the Limited Garden 
Apartments . 



IV. To add to Section IV thereof, under the caption "SPECIAL REGULATIONS GOVERNING USE DISTRICTS", the 
followi ng: 

A. In subsection IV-I STREET FRONTAGE FOR DWELLINGS - insert after "B District", "LIMITED GARDEN 
APARTMENTS", L.B.A. DISTRICT". 

B. 1. In subsection IV-3 "OFF STREET PARKING" at the end of the first sentence of paragraph "A" 
delete the period, substitute a comma therefore, and add the phrase "except as noted". 

2. At the end of aforesaid paragraph 'A" add the following specification: "12 for L.G.A. 
DISTRICT, two (2) spaces on the premises for each dewlling unit, and reasonably accessible 
thereto . 

C. In subsection IV-4, under the caption "SCREENING OF OPEN USES", at the end of the first 
sentence, delete the period, substitute a comma therefore, and add the following: "or a 
Limited Garden Apartment District". Such screening shall also be provided in said district 
between an open parking area provided for the use of residents of an apartment building and a 
Rural, Single Residence A, Single Residence B District where any such parking area is located 
within fifty (50) feet of the zoning district boundary. 

V. To add to Section V, subsection V-I thereof, under the caption "HEIGHT, AREA, AND YARD REGULATIONS", 
the following new schedule of requirements: 

A. Under the "district" the words "LIMITED GARDEN APARTMENT DISTRICT L.G.A. 

B. Under the heading "Minimum Lot Area" for use on appeal 200,000 square feet. 

C. Under the heading "Minimum Lot Frontage" for use permitted on appeal, the words "200 feet'. 



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ARTICLE 40. (cont.) 

D. Under Che heading "Maximum Height", Che words "3 stories or 40 feet". 



E. Under Che heading "Minimum Set-back from center line of street", Che words "65 feeC from cenCer line 
of a public way outside or abutcing the lot within which said buildings are contained, and 50 feet from 
center line of any access driveway within the development." 

F. Under the heading "Minimum Front Yard", 40 feet along a public way and 30 feet from a Principle 
Access Driveway". 

G. Under the heading "Minimum <^idth for Each Side Yard", the words "50 feet from a residenCial district 
or 30 feet from a non-residential district". 



H. Under the heading "Minimum Rear Yard Depth", the words 50 feeC from a residenCial disCricC or 30 
feeC from a non-residential district. 



I. Under the heading "Minimum Lot Depth", the words "300 feet". 



J. Under the heading "Maximum Lot Coverage for buildings or scruccures", Che words "30 per cenC". 

n. To add to Section V, subsection V-4 thereof, under Che capCion "SET BACK AND YARDS", Che following: 
In paragraph D, in Che firsC senCence, afCer Che phrase, "in any discrict", and before the word 
"no", insert the words "except in a LimiCed Garden Apartment District". 

'II. To add to Section VIII, subsection "III-I, under the caption "ENFORCEMENT", subparagraph "E" as follows 

1. The applicant for LimiCed Garden Apartments, shall file an application and two copies of the 
site plan with Che Building InspecCor: one copy of the site plan with the Planning Board: one copy 
of the site plan with the Town Engineer. 

2. The site plan shall show: 

(a) The location and size of the site. 

(b) The density of use to be allocated to parts of the site to be developed. 

(c) The location and size of any open space. 

(d) The approximate height and location of buildings and structures. 

(e) The proposed location of all public utilities, sanitary waste and scorm waCer drainage. 

(f) The provisions for vehicular access, parking of vehicles and Che location and widch of 
proposed sCreeCs, public ways and private access driveways. Also the proposals for screening 
and topographical changes. 

(g) At the time of filing Che site plan, the landowner shall also file with the Town Clerk, 
the landowners interest in the land proposed to be developed. 

3. Within 45 days after receipt by the Town Engineer and the Planning Board of a copy of the 
site plan, each shall submit a written report of Cheir findings and recommendacions , if any, Co 
the Building Inspector and to Che applicanC. 



4. Wichin 60 days after receipt by the Building InspecCor of an applicacion and siCe plan for 
Limited Garden Apartments, the Building Inspector shall: 

(a) Make a finding and determination that the propKJsed site plan is adequate for the 
reasonable protection of the public health and safety, or 

(b) Issue a written denial of Che application and site plan, stating in complete detail the 
reasons for said denial, and further specifying in compleCe deCail each and every change 
and modificacion in said application and site plan, together with the reasons therefore, 
which if accepted by the applicant and incorporated in or applied hereto would result in 
approval of the application and site plan by the Building Inspector, or 

(c) The Building Inspector may, in his discretion, instead of denying Che application and 
siCe plan, make such findings and deCerminaC ion subject to stated reasonable conditions and 
restrictions in writing, which if assenCed Co by the applicant in writing, shall be deemed 
to have been incorporated into and made a part of the application and site plan, without re- 
quiring the applicanC Co submic or resubmic a modified or amended application and site plan. 

(d) The Building Inspector shall file with his records a written report of his final acCion 
on each applicacion, wich reasons Cherefore. A copy of each repwrc shall also be filed wich 
Che Planning Board and Che Town Engineer, or do anyching in relacion ChereCo. Pecicion of 
Stanley Webber and ochers. 

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ARTICLE 40.(cont.) 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval. Planning Board reported disapproval. 

Mr. Webber moved the adoption of the above article with numerous changes which he read to the Town Meeting. 
After much discussion the motion was put to a standing vote. Yes - 14 No - 137 Motion fails and so de- 
clared by the moderator. 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to rezone from Residential SRA District to Limited Garden Apartment 

District, the land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and shown on the Assessors' Map No. 57 as 

Parcel No. 66, and together bounded and described as follows: 

Starting at the southwesterly corner of the premises on Woburn Street at land now or formerly of 
Horace Sheldon heirs, the line runs easterly by the last mentioned land, 52 rods and 6 links, 
more or less, to land now or formerly of Hammon Bancroft heirs; thence northerly by last named 
land and land now or formerly of Annie M. Morgan, 25 rods and 16 links to land now or formerly of 
Harriot M. Cowing, thence westerly by last mentioned land 53 rods and 7 links to Woburn Street; 
thence Southerly by Woburn Street, 38 rods and 18 links more or less to the point of beginning, 

or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of Stanley Webber and others. 

Mr. Stanley Webber moved to pass over Article 41 and take no action thereon. Motion- voted to p>ass over and 
take no action on said article. 

Ir 

Voter moved to reconsideration of Article #39. Vote taken by voice and the moderator said the noes have it 
and motion fails. 



ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to rezone from Residential SRA District to Limited Garden Apartment 

District, the land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and shown on the Assessors Map No. 57 as 

Parcel No. 61, and bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the Northeasterly corner of lot No. 48 as shown on the Chateau Pines Plan 
dated May 31, 1918, by Russell H. Whiting, recorded in the North Middlesex Registry of Deeds Plan 
Book 36, Plan 40, the line runs in an Easterly direction, six hundred fifty (650) feet more or 
less to a point, thence the line turns and runs in a Southerly direction five hundred eighty-five 
(585) feet more or less to a point; thence the line turns and runs in a Westerly direction four 
hundred thirty (430) feet more or less to a point at the Southeasterly corner of lot No. 18 as 
shown on said Chateau Pines Plan; thence the line turns and runs in a Northerly direction along 
lot No. 18, one hundred twenty (120) feet more or less to Verdun Road; thence the line turns and 
runs in a Westerly direction one hundred eighty (180) feet more or less to a point; thence the 
line turns and runs in a Northerly direction by land now or formerly of Angelo and Rita Palino, 
one hundred forty (140) feet more or less to Argonne Road; thence the line turns and runs in a 
Westerly direction along Argonne, forty-five (45) feet more or less to a point; thence the line 
turns and runs along the Easterly property line of lot No. 48 as shown on the said Chateau Pines 
Plan, one hundred forty (140) feet more or less to the point of beginning, 

or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of Stanley Webber and others. 

Mr. Webber moved to pass over Article 42 and take no action thereon. Motion voted to pass over and take no 
action on said article. 

ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to rezone land from "Single Residence A" (S.R.A.) and Industrial 
(Ind) to Single Residence B (S.R.B.) the land situated on Woburn Street in Wilmington, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, and shown on the Wilmington Assessor's Map No. 47 as Parcel 1, containing about 14.74 acres 
of land, and together bounded and described as follows: 

Westerly by Woburn Street 240.9 feet; Southerly by land now or formerly of Bancroft and of Balkus 
in various courses and totaling 2173.38 feet; Easterly by land now or formerly of Wendall 282.48 
feet; Northerly by land now or formerly of Adams Suncrest Acres, and of Eleazer Squibb in various 
courses totaling 2202.22 feet. 

All as shown on a Plan entitled "Ox Pasture, Sub-division, John, James P., and Thomas C. Lyons, 
Medford, Mass., Wilmington, Mass., drawn by George W. Olson, Woburn, Mass., May 22, 1950" and 
recorded in Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 87, Plan 2, excepting there- 
from Lot 1 as shown on said plan, or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. James Banda: "I move that we pass over Article #43 and take no action. Motion so voted. 



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Motion came to adjourn at 6:20 p.m. there being no further business before this Annual Town Meeting. Voted 
to adjourn. 

There were 335 voters checked in at this meeting. 

Grand Totals voted at this meeting by Articles: 

Taxation $ 116,670.75 

Transfer 4,762.00 

121,432.75 

Taxation $14,163,511.49 

Transfers 225,667 .00 

$14,389,178.49 

Budget - Taxation $14,163,511.49 

Articles - Taxation 116,670.75 

$14,280,182.24 

Article - Transfer - Budget $ 225,667.00 

Article - Transfer - Meeting .... 4,762.00 



Totals voted by budget: 



230,429.00 



Attest ; 



(Mrs.) Esther L. Russell 
Town Clerk 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - JUNE 25, 1973 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

0: Either of the Constables of the Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts: 

IREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-laws of 
aid Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
f fairs to meet and assemble at the Herbert Barrows Auditorium, Church Street, Wilmington, the twenty-fifty 
ay of June at seven thirty p.m. to consider and act on the following Articles: 

he meeting was called to order at 7:40 p.m. there being a quorum present. 

fter reading so much of the Warrant, above, Mr. James F. Banda, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, inter- 
upted to make a motion: "Mr. Moderator, I move that we dispense with further reading of the Warrant and take 
p each Article by number." So voted. 

efore Mr. Callan proceded with the meeting, he said he would like to introduce a few visitors who were then 
n the stage and had a gift to present to the town. Mr. Henry Porter was introduced and Mr. James Banda, 
electman rose to accept a deed to Rotary Park from Wilmington Rotary. Mr. Stanley Webber spoke a few words 
o the meeting and introduced the new President of Rotary, Mr. Ralph Flodin. A round of applause showed the 
leasure of the town meeting to this fine gift. 

RTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpxDse of acquiring 
he following described parcel of land, now or previously known as Section 3 of Alderwood Estates, for 
onservation purposes pursuant to Chapter 40, Section 8C as amended, and further to see if the Town will vote 
o authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, or receive as a gift for said purposes: That 
ertain parcel of land containing Parcel A and Parcel B as shown on "Compiled Plan of Land in Wilmington, 
ass." by K. J. Miller and Co., Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, dated June 11, 1973, a copy of which is 
n file with the Town Clerk and further described as follows: Beginning at the southwesterly end of Kenwood 
venue as laid out by the Town in 1971, the line runs northeasterly 50.00 feet by the southerly end of said 
enwood Avenue; thence more northeasterly 155.09 feet by land now or formerly of Bauman; thence southeasterly 

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ARTICLE 1. (cont.) 

by severalcourses 891.63 feet by land now or formerly of Foley, Walsh, Belmore, Barboza, Venuti, and Johnson; 
thence northeasterly 118.75 feet by land of said Johnson; thence southeasterly 90.00 feet by land now or 
formerly of Fitzgerald; thence northeasterly 272.90 feet by land of said Fitzgerald; thence southeasterly 
70.01 feet by West Street a public Way; thence more southeasterly by several courses 558.24 feet by land now 
or formerly of Congiliando and Papera; thence northwesterly 509.50 feet by land now or formerly of Silva, 
Silva, and Stone; thence southwesterly 437.00 feet by land now or formerly of Connors, Tierney, Jerry Pierro, 
Jr., CJM Realty Trust, Allen, and Berg; thence northeasterly by sev ej.'al courses 450.44 feet by land now or 
formerly of Faulkner and Babcock; thence northwesterly by several courses 815.43 feet by land of said 
Faulkner and Babcock; chence northeasterly by several courses 916.75 feet by land now or formerly of McNeil; 
thence northeasterly and northwesterly 125.72 by a curve by land now or formerly of Ryan to the point of be- 
ginning. The above described parcel containing 20.635 acres more or less; or do anything in relation thereto 
Petition of Frank Mauriello and others. 

Motion by Mr. Bruce A. Peters: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$50,000, for the purpxDse of acquiring the following described parcel of land, now or previously known as 
Section 3 of Alderwood Estates, for Conservation purposes pursuant to Chapter 40, Section 8C as amended, and 
authorize the Selectmen to take by eminent domain for said purposes: 

The Moderator dispensed with further reading of the motion since the maker of the motion said it followefi 
the article exactly. Finance Committee approved $50,000. After a great deal of discussion the question was 
called for. Voted unanimously to cut off debate. 

Standing vote was taken after the Moderator read the motion. Yes - 288 No - 32 Motion carries and so de- 
clared by the Moderator. | 

Motion to reconsider Article 1. Lost. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager to sell and 
convey to Larz Neilson, Trustee, Larz Realty Trust, 364 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, a portion of town ownec 
land located off Middlesex Avenue, which land abuts said land of Larz Neilson, Trustee of Larz Realty Trust, 
said parcel to be conveyed and sold consisting of frontage on Middlesex Avenue of 28 feet, and to be measurec 
to a depth of 100 feet from Middlesex Avenue so as to convey 2800 square feet, as further described and sho« 
on a plan on file in the office of the Town Clerk, and to determine the selling price of said land, or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. Larz Neilson: "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell and conve^ 
to Larz Neilson, Trustee, Larz Realty Trust, 364 Middlesex Avenue., Wilmington, Massachusetts for the sum of 
not less than $2,800 a portion of town-owned land located off Middlesex Avenue, which land abuts said land o:| 
Larz Neilson, Trustee of Larz Realty Trust, said parcel to be conveyed and sold consisting of frontage on 
Middlesex Avenue of 28 feet, and to be measured to a depth of 100 feet from Middlesex Avenue so as to convey | 
2800 square feet, as further described and shown on a plan on file in the office of the Town Clerk." 
Finance Committee recommended $2,800. Standing vote: Yes - 300 No - 5 Motion carries and so declared by 
the moderator. 

ARTICLE 3. To see If the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53C of the General 
Laws, or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. Sterling C. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 44, Section| 
53C of the General Laws. Finance Committee approved. Motion lost by voice vote. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will assume liability in the manner provided by Section 29 of Chapter 91 of c| 
General Laws, as most recently amended by Chapter 5, Acts of 1955, for all damages that may be incurred by 
work to be performed by the Department of Public Works of Massachusetts for the improvement, development, 
maintenance and protection of tidal and non-tidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters, foreshores and 
shores along a public beach, including the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers, in accordance with Section II oj 
Chapter 91 of the General Laws, and authorize the Selectmen to execute and deliver a bond of indemnity 
therefor to the Commonwealth; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. Sterling C. Morris: "I move that the Town assume liability in the manner provided by Section 2 
of Chapter 91 of the General Laws, as most recently amended bv Chapter 5, Acts of 1955, for all damages that 
may be incurred by work to be performed by the Department of Public Works of Massachusetts for improvement. 



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ARTICLE 4. (cont.) 

development, jtiainCenance and protection of tidal and non-tidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters, fore- 
shores and shores along a public beach, including the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers, in accordance with 
Section 11 of Chapter 91 of the General Laws, and authorize the Selectmen to axecute and deliver a bond of 
indemnity therefor to the Commonwealth. Finance Committee disapproved. Standing vote: Yes - 129 No - 147 
Motion loses for want of a majority. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to accept the payment in the amount of $504.75 for the taking of 
land and buildings by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts belonging to the Town of Wilmington, said land being 
described as Parcel No. "G" in an Order of Taking dated January 3, 1973 and recorded with the Middlesex 
District Registry of Deeds on January 18, 1973, Document 997, or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. Michael A. Caira: "I move that the Town vote to accept the payment of $504.75 for the taking 
of land and buildings by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts belonging to the Town of Wilmington, said land 
being described as Parcel No. "G" in an Order of Taking dated January 3, 1973 and recorded with the Middlesex 
District Registry of Deeds on January 18, 1973, Document 997." Finance Coaimittee approved. Voted by voice 
unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to accept the payaient in the amount of $201.90 for the taking of 
land and buildings by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts belonging to the Town of Wilmington, said land being 
described as Parcels Nos. 8-24-T and 8-TE-l in an Order of Taking dated March 28, 1973, recorded with 
Middlesex District Registry of Deeds on April 5, 1973 in Book 2058, Page 526, or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by Mr. James R. Miceli: "I move that the Town vote to accept the payment of $201.90 for the taking of 
land and buildings by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts belonging to the Town of Wilmington, said land being 
described as Parcels Nos. 8-24-T and 8-TE-l in an Order of Taking dated March 28, 1973, recorded with 
Middlesex District Registry of Deeds on April 5, 1973 in Book 2058, Page 526." Finance Committee approved. 
Voted by voice unanimously. 

Motion to take Articles 24, 25 and 26 out of order lost by standing vote: Yes - 149 No - 188 

ARTICLE 7. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, 
by borrowing or otherwise and appropriate for the Interest on Anticipation and Authentication Fees Account, 
or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. A. Daniel Gillis: "I move that the Town vote to transfer the sum of $18,000 from Account No. 941 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Group Life Insurance to Account No. 1015 - Interest on Anticipation Notes and 
Authentication Fees." Finance Committee approved. Voted by voice. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of preparing 
plans and specifications for improvements to the water distribution system in the northeast sector of the Town, 
and to authorize the Water Commissioners to cause said plans to be prepared and engineering to be performed in 
those areas designated by the Commissioners, and f-o determine how the appropriation shall be raised, whether 
by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise, or do anything in relation thereto. 
Water & Sewer Commissioners- 

Motion by Mr. Vincent R. McLain: "'I move that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $25,000 for the purpose 
of preparing plans and specifications for improvements to the water distribution system in the northeast 
sector of the Town, and to authorize the Water Commissioners to cause said plans to be prepared and engineer- 
ing to be performed in those areas designated by the Coaimissioners , and that said appropriation be raised by 
transfer from Account #1164, the Salem Street Wellfield Account. Finance Committee approved. Voted 
unanimously. 

ARTICLE 9. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, 
and appropriate for the purchase of a used sidewalk plow (Bombardier), for the use of the Highway Department, 
or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. George W. Boylen, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to transfer the sum of $3,500 from Account 
No. 325-B9 Contractual Services - Snow & Ice Expenses to Account No. 305 - D7 Highway Department Outlay for 
the purchase of a used sidewalk plow (Bombardier) for the use of the Highway Department. Finance Committee 
approved. Voted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law by deleting the columns 
entitle: "Minimum Lot Area for Use Permitted on Appeal" and "Minimum Lot Frontage for Use Permitted on 
Appeal"; or do anything else in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 

Motion by Mr. William G. Hooper, Jr.:"I move that the Town vote to amend V-1 of the Zoning By-Law by deleting 
in their entirety the columns entitled: "Minimum Lot Area for Use Permitted on Appeal" and "Minimum Lot 
Frontage for Use Permitted on Appeal." Finance Committee disapproves. Planning Board approves. Standing 
vote: Yes - 50 No- 142 Motion lost. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law by deleting the column 
headings entitled: "Minimum Lot Area for Use Permitted Without Appeal" and "Minimum Lot Frontage for Use 
Permitted Without Appeal", and substitute in proper sequence the titles: "Minimum Lot Area" and Minimum Lot 
Frontage"; or do anything else in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 

Motion by Mr. William G. Hooper, Jr. moved to pass over and take no action on the article. So voted. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law for requirements for 
Neighborhood Business District: Minimum Lot Area 10,000 sq. ft.; Minimum Lot Frontage 100 ft.; Min, Setback 
from Center of Street 55 ft.; Min. Width of Each Side Yard 15 ft.; Maximum Lot Coverage 40%; or do anything 
in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 

Motion by Mr. William G. Hooper, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law 
for requirements for Neighborhood Business District: 



Minimum Lot Area 

Minimum Lot Frontage 

Minimum Setback from Center of 
Street 

Minimum Width for each Side Yard 



Maximum Lot Coverage 



Delete 
3,000 sq. ft. 

30 ft. 
50 ft. 

5 ft. for bldgs. 
without a party 
wall on the same 
lot line 

80% 



Substi tute 
10,000 sq. ft, 

100 ft. 

55 ft. 
15 ft. 



40% 



Finance Committee recommended disapproval. Planning Board reported approval. Voted by standing: 
Yes - 196 No - 82 Motion carries. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law for requirements for 
General Business District: *'Min. Setback from center of street 60 ft.; Min. Width each side yard and Min. 
Rear Yard Depth, 20 ft. from nearest R., SRA, SRB Dist.; Min. Lot Depth 100 ft.; Max Lot Coverage 40%; or 
or do anything else in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. William G. Hooper, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law 
for requirements for General Business District: 



Minimum Setback from center of 
Street 

Minimum Width each side yard 



Min. Rear Yard Depth 

Minimum Lot Depth 
Maximum Lot Coverage 



Delete 
50 ft. 

5 ft. for bldgs. 
without a party 
wall on the same 
lot line 

10 ft. 



Not specified 
80% 



Substitute 
60 ft. 

20 ft . , or 50 ft. 
from nearest R, SRA, 
SRB Dist. 

20 ft., or 50 ft. 
from nearest R, SRA, 
SRB District 

100 ft. 

40% 



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ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law for requirements for 
Industrial District: Maximuai Height 3 stories or 40 ft.; Min. Setback from center of street 75 ft.; 
Minimum Lot Depth 100 ft.; Maximum Lot Coverage 40% or do anything else in relation thereto. Request of the 
Planning Board. 



Motion by Mr. William G. Hooper, Jr. 
for Industrial District: 



"I move that the Town vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law 



Maximum Height 

Min. Setback from center of 
street 



Delete 
2 stories or 
30 ft. 



Min. Lot Depth 
Maximum Lot Coverage 



Substi tute 
3 stories or 40 ft, 

75 ft. 
100 ft. 

40% 



60 ft. 

(not specified) 

70% for one-story 
bldg. ; 35% for cwo- 
story bldg.; or 
total floor area 
equal to 70% of 
lot area 

Finance Committee recommended approval. Planning Board reported approval. Voted unanimously by voice. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law for requirements for 
High Density Traffic Business District: Min. Setback from center of street 75 ft.; Min. Width each side 
yard, and Min. Rear Yard Depth 30 ft. or 60 ft. from nearest R, SRA, SRB Dist.; or do anything else in re- 
lation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 

Motion by Mr. William G. Hpoper, Jr. to amend as above; 



Min. Setback from center of 
street 

Min. Width each side yard 



Delete 
60 ft. 

20 ft. or 50 ft. 
from nearest R, 
SRA, SRB Dist. 



Min. Rear Yard Depth 60 ft. 

Finance Committe and Planning Board approval. Voted unanimously. 



Substitute 
75 ft. 

30 ft. or 60 ft, 
from nearest R, 
SRA, SRB Dist . 

30 ft. or 60 ft, 
from nearest R, 
SRA, SRB Dist. 



ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law by adding the District: 
Flood Plain (w) , and the words "as allowed in the underlying district (if any), with the restrictions of 
III-6" across all columns of the Schedule of Requirements; or do anything else in relation thereto. Request 
of the Planning Board. 

Motion by Mr. William G. Hooper, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section V-1 of the Zoning By-Law 
by adding the District: Flood Plain (w), and the words "as allowed in the underlying district (if any), with 
the restrictions of III-6" across all columns of the Schedule of Requirements." Finance Committee recommended 
approval. Planning Board reported approval. Voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to adopt an Official Map in accordance with provisions of Section 
8IE of Chapter 41 of the General Laws as smended. A copy of said map entitled: "Official Map of the Town of 
/ilmington" prepared by the Engineering Department, dated January I, 1973, is on file in the Town Clerk's 
Dffice, or do anything else in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 

Motion by Mr. Arthur E. Harding, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to adopt an Official Map in accordance with 
the provisions of Section 81E of Chapter 41 of the General Laws as amended. A copy of said map entitled 
"Official Map of the Town of Wilmington" prepared by the Engineering Department, dated January I, 1973, is 
an file in the Town Clerk's office." Finance Committee recommended approval. Planning Board reported 
approval. After a great deal of discussion, it was voted unanimously to close debate. Voice vote - chair in 
loubt. Standing vote: Yes - 233 No - 88 Motion carries. 



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ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Tow.i of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from Rural Residence District to Industrial District the following described parcel of 
land, to wit: Beginning at the intersection of the Andover-Wi Imington Town Line with the westerly sideline 
of Ballardvale Street, said Town Line Bound known as A-W-10, the line runs southwesterly by several courses 
by said Andover Town Line 2912.90 feet more or less to the northerly line of the existing Industrial District 
thence the line runs southeasterly by said existing Industrial District 358.73 feet more or less to the 
westerly side line of Ballardvale Street; thence the line runs northerly by several courses by said westerly 
side line of Ballardvale Street 290E.47 feet more or less to the point of beginning, or do anything in rela- 
tion thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 

Motion by Mr. Arthur E. Harding, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of 
the Town of '.■/i Imington by voting to rezone from Rural Residence District to Industrial District the following 
described parcel of land, to wit: Beginning at the intersection of the Andover-Wi Imington Town Line with the 
Westerly sideline of Ballardvale Street, said Town Line Bound known as A-W-10, the line runs so Jthwesterly by 
several courses by said Andover Town Line 2912.90 feet more or less to the northerly line of the existing 
Industrial District; thence the line runs southeasterly by said existing Industrial District 411.73 feet more 
or less to the westerly side line of Ballardvale Street; thence the line runs northerly by several courses by 
said westerly side line of Ballardvale Street 2908,47 feet more or less to the point of beginning." 

Finance Committee recommended approval. Planning Board reported approval. Voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from General Business District, Neighborhood Business District and Single Residence A 
District to General Business District the following described parcel of land, to wit: Beginning at the north 
easterly corner of the intersection of .^est Street and Lowell Street the line runs southeasterly along Lowell 
Street and Lowell Street Park 491.95 feet, more or less; thence northeasterly 385.25 feet by the existing 
General Business District; thence southwesterly by several r-ourses totalling 597.30 feet, more or less; 
thence southwesterly by West Street 129.08 feet, more or less to the point of beginning, or do anything else 
in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. 

Motion by Mr. Hanlon: I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of 
.■/i Imington by voting to rezone from General Business District, Neighborhood Business District and Single 
Residence A District to General Business District the following described parcel of land, to wit: Beginning 
at the northeasterly corner of the intersection of West Street and Lowell Street the line runs southeasterly 
along Lowell Street and Lowell Street Park 491.95 feet, more or less; thence northeasterly 385.25 feet by the 
existing General Business District; thence southwesterly by several courses totalling 597.30 feet, more or 
less; thence southwesterly by West Street 129.08 feet, more or less to the point of beginning." Finance 
Committee recommended approval. Planning Board reported approval. Standing vote: Yes - 161 No - 59 
Motion carries. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to accept G. L. Chapter 32B, Section 9E, which reads "Shall the 
town, in addition to the payment of fifty per cent of a premium for contributory group life and health insur 
ance for employees retired from the service of the town, and their dependents, pay subsidiary or additional 
rate?" and raise by transfer from available funds or by taxation and appropriate a sum of money for this pur 
pose, or do anything in relation thereto. Petition of Charles Dolan and others. 

Motion by Mr. Charles J. Dolan: "'I move that the Town vote to accept General Law, Chapter 32B, Section 9E, 
which reads, 'Shall the town, in addition to the payment of fifty per cent of a premium for contributory 
group life and health insurance for employees retired from the service of the town, and their dependents, pay 
subsidiary or additional rate?' and raise by Taxation and appropriate the sum of $3,200 for this purpose." 
Finance Committee approved $3,200. Vote taken by voice and Moderator declared motion carries. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to accept a grant of real estate situated off Woburn Street and off 
Industrial Way, a private way, with a water pumping facility and a water storage facility proposed to be 
located thereon, after said water pumping facility and water storage facility are constructed thereon, by 
deed and conveyance, subject to the care, custody and control of the Water and Sewer Commissioners of the 
Town of Wilmington, said grant, deed and conveyance to be in accordance with and subject to the terms and 
conditions of an instrument of agreement between the Town of Wilmington, acting by its Water and Sewer 
Commissioners and its Town Manager, and the South Wilmington Development Corp., which agreement is dated 
May 31, 1973, and a copy of which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk, or do anything in relation 
thereto. Water and Sewer Commissioners. 



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Motion by Mr. Arnold C. Blake: "I move that the Town vote to accept a grant of real estate situated off 
Woburn Street and off Industrial Way, a private way, with a water pumping facility and a water storage 
facility propKjsed to be located thereon, after said water pumping facility and water storage facility are 
constructed thereon, by deed and conveyance, subject to the care, custody and control of the Water and Sewer 
Commissioners of the Town of Wilmington, said grant, deed and conveyance to be in accordance with and subject 
to the terms and conditions of an instrument of agreement between the Town of Wilmington, acting by its 
Water and Sewer Commissioners and its Town Manager, and the South '.Jilmington Development Corp., which agree- 
ment is dated May 31, 1973 and a copy of which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk." Finance Committee 
recommended approval. Motion voted by voice unanimously. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to rezone the land of Bernard J. Ristuccia and Elinor Ristuccia 
from Residential District to General Business, said land more particularly described as follows: the land 
situated in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, shown as lots four hundred ninety-three (493) to 
five hundred thirty-four (534) inclusive oa a plan entitled "Silver Lake Addition" date Sept. 1920, Plan 73, 
said lots 493 to 526 are together bounded: Southerly by several courses on Bridge Lane, together totalling 
one hundred sixty-two (162) feet, more or less Westerly by Hobson Avenue, four hundred forty-three (443) feet, 
more or less Northerly by Richmond Street, one hundred sixty (160) feet, more or less; and Easterly by Dewey 
Avenue, four hundred four (404) feet, more or less. And together contains 68,775 square feet more or less. 
Said lots 527 to 534 are together bounded; Easterly by Dewey Avenue, one hundred (100) feet. Southerly by 
Richmond Street, one hundred sixty (160) feet. Westerly by Hobson Avenue, one hundred Northerly by lots 535 
and 543 as shown on said plan, one hundred sixty (160) feet. And together contains 16,000 square feet accord- 
ing to said plan, or do anything in relation thereto. By petition of Naomi M. Abell and others. 

Motion by Mr. Donat J. Bourassa, Jr.: The above article was read as a motion with the change noted 'from 
Residential District to Neighborhood Business '. The Finance Committee disapproved this article. The 
Planning Board approved the article when it was read from 'Residential District to Neighborhood Business'. 
After much discussion the vote was taken by standing. Yes - 86 No - 98 Lost for want of a 2/3 vote. 

Motion to reconsider article 22 was lost by voice vote. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to hire four (4) permanent full time fire-fighters by December 31st 
of this year to raise by transfer from available funds or by taxation and appropriate a sum of money for this 
purpose, or do anything in relation thereto. By petition of John Kucinski and others. 

Motion by Mr. John L. Kucinski: "i move that the town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$17,680 to hire four permanent fire-fighters by December 31, 1973." Finance Committee disapproved. Vote 
taken by voice and declared lost by the Moderator. 

Mr. Roland I. Wood was appointed and so voted as Moderator pro tem during Mr. John M. Callan's absence from 
chair. Mr. Wood was immediately sworn to the faithful performance of his duties by the Town Clerk. Mr. 
Callan informed the meeting that he was stepping down so as not to be in conflict with Articles 24, 25 and 
26. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 8D of Chapter 40 of the 
General Laws as presently in force and effect allowing the establishment of an historical commission. 

Motion by Shirley Callan, Chairman, Historical Study Committee: "I move that the Town vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Section 8D of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as presently in force and effect allowing the estab- 
lishment of an historical commission." Finance Committee approved this article. Much discussion followed. 
Mrs. Callan spoke on her motion. An out of town speaker was allowed to talk on this motion. Motion voted 
unanimously by voice and so declared by Mr. Wood. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to establish an historical commission under the provisions of 
Section 8D of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, to be composed of 5 members, appointed by the Board of Select- 
nen for terms of 3 years except that the initial appointment shall be 1 member for one year, 2 members for 
two years, and two members for three years. 

Motion by Mr. A. Daniel Gillis, Selectman: "I move that the Town vote to establish, under the provisions of 
Section 8D of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, an historical commission of the Town of Wilmington, to be com- 
posed of five members appointed by the Town Manager subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen, for 
:enns of three years, except that the initial appointment shall be 1 (one) member for one year, 2 (two) 
nembers for two years, and 2 (2) members for three years." 

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ARTICLE 25. (cont.) 

After some discussion the question was called for. So voted unanimously. Motion voted unanimously by 
voice and so declared by Mr. Wood. 

Motion to reconsider Article 24 was lost by a voice vote. 
Motion to reconsider Article 25 was lost by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquir- 
ing the following described parcel of land for the purposes of historical preservation as described in Mass. 
General Laws, Chapter 79, Section 5A, as amended, and to determine how said appropriation shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further to see if the 
Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, receive as a gift or execute 
an option for said purposes, a certain parcel of land being shown as Lots 5 and 6 on a plan of land entitled 
"Subdivision of Land in »i/i Imington, Mass. belonging to Dr. Charles E. Rounds, dated September I, 1970, 
Paul C. Danforth, R.L.S." and filed with the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 111, Plan 
175 and bounded and described as follows: Southerly by Salem Street as shown on said plan, 241.71 feet; 
Southwesterly by a curved line forming the intersection of Salem Street and Woburn Street, as shown on said 
plan, 22.29 feet; Northwesterly by Woburn Street, as shown on said plan, 293.54 feet; Northerly by Lot 4 as 
shown on said plan, 249.24 feet; Southeasterly by Lot 7, as shown on said plan, 304.46 feet. Containing 
78,379 square feet according to said plan. All measurements being more or less, or however, otherwise bounde( 
and described; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. A. Daniel Gillis, Selectman: "I move that the Town vote to raise and appropriate by taxation 
the sum of $45,000.00 for the purpose of acquiring the following described parcel of land for the purposes of 
historical preservation as described in the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 79, Section 5A, as amended, 
and that the Board of Selectmen be and are hereby authorized to purchase, take by eminent domain or receive 
as a gift for said purposes, a certain parcel of land and buildings thereon, being shown as Lot 6 and a por- 
tion of Lot 5 on a plan of land entitled, "Subdivision of Land in Wilmington, Mass. belonging to Dr. Charles 
Rounds, dated September 1, 1970, Paul C. Danforth, R.L.S." and filed with the Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 111, Plan 175 and bounded and described as follows: Southerly by Salem Street, 
as shown on said plan, 241.71 feet; Southwesterly by a curved line forming the intersection of Salem Street 
and Woburn Street, as shown on said plan, 22.29 feet; Northwesterly by Woburn Street, as shown on said plan, 
293.54 feet; Northerly by Lot 4, as shown on said plan 190.23 feet and, also, by a remaining portion of 
Lot 5, 59.01 feet; Southeasterly by the remaining portion of Lot 5 and by Lot 7, as shown on said plan, 
304.46 feet; containing 78,379 square feet of land. All measurements being more or less, or however other- 
wise bounded and described." Finance Committee recommended approval of $45,000. 

Shirley Callan spoke on the motion and asked the town to take this property by eminent domain for Historical 
preservation. Mr. Lucas, an out of town lawyer, was permitted to speak on the motion for his client. 
Mr. Philip Buzzell, former Town Counsel, spoke on the motion saying this was a precious building and 
unretrievable . Never mind the cost. He was in favor of taking it for the town. 

An amendment by Mr. Kent was ruled out of order by Mr. Wood because it went far beyond the scope of the 
article. Mr. Caira challenged the ruling. Mr. Alan Altman said that the moderator's ruling is law at a 
town meeting. Vote to close debate was unanimous. Mr. Gillis gave up his time to 'sum up' to Mrs. Callan. 
Mrs. Callan pleaded for the meeting to save this house and preserve it. Standing vote: Yes - 176 No - 14 
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Mr. John M. Callan, Moderator returned to the chair. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, management and control of Town-ownec 
land, as shown on the Wilmington Assessors' Map 34 as Parcel 155, to the Conservation Commission for all 
purposes as are intended in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8C or as it may be hereafter amended, or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mr. James F. Banda, Chairman, Selectmen: "I move that the Town vote to transfer the care, custody, 
management and control of Town-owned land, as shown on the Wilmington Assessors' map 34 as parcel 155, to 
the Conservation Commission for all purposes as are intended in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8C or as 
it may be hereafter amended." Finance Committee approved. 



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ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of immedi- 
ately determining the probable cause and solution of the rusty water problems in specific areas in the water 
supply system, and to authorize the Water Commissioners to prepare engineering plans and specifications and 
cost estimates to be presented at the next Town Meeting, and to determine how the appropriation shall be 
raised, whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise, or do anything in 
relation thereto. Request of the Water & Sewer Commissioners. 

Motion by Mr. Arnold C. Blake, Water Commissioner: "I move that the Town vote to raise and appropriate 
$11,400 for the purpose of immediately determining the probable cause and solution of the rusty water 
problems in specific areas in the water supply system, and to authorize the Water Commissioners to prepare 
engineering plans and specifications and cost estimates to be presented at the next Town Meeting, and that 
said appropriation be financed out of Water Department receipts." Finance Committee approved $11,400. 
Vote taken by voice and declared voted unanimously. 

Motion came to reconsider Article 27. Motion lost. 

After Article 28 was disposed with a motion came to adjourn there being no further business to take up at 
this meeting. 

Voted to adjourn at 1:07 a.m. 

There were 459 voters checked in at this meeting. 

(Mrs.) Esther L. Russell 
Attest: „, , 

Town Clerk 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - September 17, 1973 
Snn ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

Meeting was called to order at 8:24 p.m. there being a quorum present. 



TO: 



Either of the Constables of the Town of the Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts: 



GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at the Herbert Barrows Auditorium, Church Street, Wilmington, the seventeenth 
day of September at eight p.m. to consider and act on the following Article: 

To see if the Town will vote to approve or disapprove the amount of the $5,620,000 debt authorized 
on August 21, 1973, by the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational/Technical School District Committee 
for the purpKJse of enlarging the regional vocational technical school by constructing and equipping 
an addition thereto, or do anything in relation thereto. 

•Ir. John Callan, Moderator, read the above warrant and called for the motion which was read by Mr. Frank H. 
■IcLean, member of the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational/Technical School District Committee. 

ARTICLE 1. MOTION: "I move that the Town approve the amount of $5,620,000 debt authorized on August 21, 1973 
)y the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational/Technical School District Committee for the purpxjse of enlarging 
:he regional vocational technical school by constructing and equipping an addition thereto." 

:he Finance Committee expressed approval of this article. Mr. Kritter, a Wilmington member of this committee 
;poke in favor of this motion. With permission given to them by the Moderator several officials of this 
school talked to the meeting showing slides of charts and layout plans for this addition and they were well 
received. Also several students from this school spoke of their academic achievements and how pleased they 
iere with their education acquired at this vocational school. 

Ir. John Brooks read a position paper that the Wilmington School Committee adopted. Mr. Brooks said that the 
ichool committee supports this Phase II proposal unanimously but reminds the meeting that the town must 
ixpand its own high school facilities. Speaking for himself, he felt that it would have been better to have 

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ARTICLE 1. (cont.) 

discussed both schools together. 



Each Selectman spoke in favor of this addition to the vocational school. There was further discussion and 
the question was called for. The Moderator said he would take a voice vote. The call came and the Moderator 
declared the Ayes have it and the motion carries. The Selectmen asked to have it put to a standing vote for 
the record. Vote on motion was as follows: Yes - 148 No - 10 The Moderator declared the motion carries. 
So voted. 



There being no further business before this meeting a motion to adjourn was called for, 
was made, seconded and so voted. Adjourned at 9:35 p.m. 



Motion to adjourn 



Number of voters checked in at this meeting was 159, 



Attest : 



(Mrs.) Esther L. Russell 
Town Clerk 




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SIGNALS 



32 BoutvwII School 

33 Buzzell School 
35 Center School 

37 Glen Rd School 

38 High School 

41 Mildred Rogers School 

42 North Intermediate 

School 

43 West School 

44 Svvain School 

46 Walker School 

47 West Intermediate School 

48 West School 

49 Shawshsen School 
51 Whitefleld School 

53 Wlldwood School 

54 Woburn Street School 

121 Main & Church Sts. 

122 Main & Middlesex Ave 
1222 Carr Fastener 

123 Mam & Clark Sts. 

124 Washington Ave 

125 Wilmington Plaza 

126 Main St & Bridge Lane 

127 Brand Ave. & Wiser St 

128 Baker St & Taplin Ave. 

129 Phillips Ave & Wiser St. 

131 Hobson Ave & Miles St. 

132 Mam St & 

Massachusetts Ave 

133 Massachusetts Ave & 

River St 

134 Mam & Harnden Sts 

135 St Dorothy s Church 

1 36 Veranda Ave. 

137 Mam St & Grove Ave. 

138 Grove & Wild Aves. 

139 Grove Ave & Burnap St 

141 Grove Ave. & Lake St 

142 Mam St & Glen Rd 

143 Main & Lake Sts. 

144 Lake St. & Warren Rd 

146 Mam & Davis Sts 

147 Fairfield Ave 

148 Marjorie Rd 

149 Main St at Tewksbury 

Line 

211 Burlington & Floradale 

Aves 

21 1 1 Diamond Crystal Salt 

Company 

21 1 2 Sweetheart Plastic Corp. 

212 Burlington Ave & 

Hams St 

213 Cedar St. & Burt Rd 

214 Deming Way (Old Age 

Housing) 

215 Burlington Ave & 

Chestnut St. 

216 Chestnut St & 

Butters Row 

217 Chestnut St & Mill Rd 

218 Chestnut St & 

Hillside Way 

219 Hillside Way at 

Burlington Line 

221 Chestnut St. near 

Golf Club 

222 Chestnut St. at Woburn 

Line 

223 Marion & Day Sts 

224 Marion & Clifton Sts. 

225 Marion St to 

Chestnut St. 

226 Roberts Road 

227 Burlington Ave. & 

Boutwell St 

228 Boutwell St. & Taft Rd. 

229 Taft & Swain Rds 

231 Roosevelt Rd 

232 Burlington Ave. & 

Dell Drive 

233 Burlington Ave. & 

Swain Rd. 

234 Beech St. 



235 Burlington Ave. & 

Forest St. 

236 Burlington Ave at 

Burlington Line 

237 Forest St. & Congress St. 

238 Forest St. & 

Randolph Rd. 

239 Forest St & 

Cochrane Rd. 

241 Elwood Rd 

242 Forest St. & 

Edwards Rd. 

251 Shawsheen Ave. & 

Canal St. 

252 Canal St. & Burt Rd. 

253 Grand St. 

254 Nassau Ave & 

Dunton Rd 

255 Shawsheen Ave & 

Carter Lane 

256 Carter Lane 

Norfolk St 

257 Amherst Rd. 

258 Auburn Ave 

259 Ferguson Rd. 

261 Shawsheen Ave & 

Aldrich Rd 

262 Aldrich Rd. & 

Hardin St 

263 Aldrich Rd & 

Kendall St 

264 Aldrich Rd & 

Boutwell St 

265 Aldrich Rd & Forest St. 

266 Winston Ave 

267 Aldrich Rd at 

Billerica Line 

268 Shawsheen Ave. near 

Cranberry Bog 

269 Wilton Drive 

271 Shawsheen Ave. & 
Bond St 

273 Shawsheen Ave. & 

Hopkins St. 

274 Hopkins & Columbia 

Streets 

275 Hopkins & Dorchester 

Streets 

276 Hopkins St. at 

Billerica Ljne 

277 Shawsheen Ave. & 

Nichols St. 

278 Nichols St & 

Fairmeadow Rd 

279 Fairmeadow & 

Jere Rds. 

281 Nichols St at 

Billerica Line 

282 Shawsheen Ave. at 

Billerica Line 

311 Main St. & Dublin Ave. 

312 Main & Lowell Sts 
3121 Hayden Mica Co. 

313 Main St. & Butters Row 

314 Main St. at Town Park 
3142 Brewsters 

315 Main & Eames Sts. 

316 Eames St, 

3132 Polyvinyl Chemical 

3161 J.W. Gfeer Co 

3162 National Polychemical 

Co.. Inc. 

3163 Dragon Cement Co. 

3164 Raffi & Swanson Inc. 

317 Cook Ave. 

318 Main St. at Woburn Line 

321 Lowell & Parker Sts. 
3211 Parker & Laurel St. 

322 Parker & Blackstone Sts. 
3222 Allen Park & Sheldon St. 

323 Lowell & Cross Sts. 

324 Lowell & Bay Sts. 
3241 Avco Corp. 

325 Lowell & Woburn Sts. 

326 Woburn & Elm Sts. 



327 Woburn St & 

Brentwood Ave 

328 Woburn St. & 

Morse Ave. 

329 Woburn & Ewnes Sts. 

3291 Terrell Corp. 

3292 Int. Salt 

3293 NAPA 

3294 Ritter Trucking 
3295 Nova Devices 

331 Woburn St. & 

Industrial Way 
3313 Commodity Warehouse 

3314 Market Forge 

3315 Smithcraft 

332 S trout Ave. 

333 Lowell St & 

WoocKaod Rd. 

334 Lowell & West Sts. 

335 West St & Westdale 

Avenue 

336 Ayone St. & Crest 

Avenue 

337 Nickerson Ave. 

338 West St & 

Suncrest Ave. 

339 Suncrest Ave & 

Meadow Lane 

341 West St & Industrial Way 

Way 

3412 Compugraphics 
3413 Scully Signal 
3415 Ling Electronics 
3417 Instar & Alden 

342 Lowell St., Rte 93 

and Reading Line 

41 1 Church St , Fire Station 

412 Church St Columbia Sts. 

413 Church & Beacon Sts. 

414 Beacon St. & 

Belmont Ave 

415 State St. & 

Fairview Ave. 

416 Church & Clark Sts 

417 Methodist Church 

418 Church St & 

Thurston Ave. 

419 Church & Adams Sts. 

421 Chandler & Kelley Rds. 

422 Adams St Ext. 

423 Church St. & 

Middlesex Ave 

4231 New Library 

4232 Baptist Church 

424 Middlesex Ave & 

Adelaide St. 

425 Middlesex Ave. & 

Clark St 

426 Clark St. & 

Railroad Ave. 

427 Middlesex Ave. & 

Adams St. 

428 St. Thomas' Church 

429 Middfesex Ave. & 

School St 

431 School St. & Drury Lane 

432 Drury Lane & Loumac Rd. 

433 Powderhouse Circle 

434 Middlesex Ave & 

Wildwood St. 

435 Wildwood St. near 

Cemetery 

436 Wildwood St near 

Vets Housing 

437 Wildwood & Woburn 

Streets 

438 Wing Rd. 

51 1 Middlesex Ave. & 

Glen Rd. 

512 Glendale Circle 

513 Gten Rd. & 

Lawrence St. 

514 Lawrence St. & 
Lawrence Ct. 



515 Lawrence St. & 

Hamlin Lane 

516 Glen Rd. at 

R.R. Crossing 

517 Glen Rd. & Fey St. 

518 Glen Rd. « King St. 

519 King St. & Garden 

Ave. 

521 King& Kilby Sts. 

522 King & Broad Sts. 

523 Glen Rd. & Cypress St. 

524 Glen Rd. & Branle St. 

525 Glen Rd. & Harnden St. 

526 Glen & Miller Rds. 

527 Faulkner & Beechirtg 

Aves 

528 Faulkner & Allston 

Aves. 

529 Jones Ave. 

531 Town Hall 

532 Congregational Church 

533 Middlesex Ave. & 

Federal St. 

534 Federal & Concord Streets 

535 Federal & Grant Sts. 

536 Federal & Wilson Sts. 

537 Federal & Lincoln Sts. 

538 Federal & Pershing Sts. 

539 Federal & Library Sts. 

541 Federal & Woburn Sts. 

542 Woburn & West Sts. 

543 West & Kilmarnock Sts. 

545 Woburn St at 

R.R. Crossing 

546 Concord & Woburn Sts. 
5461 Photon 

547 Concord St. at Rte. 93 

5471 Compugraphics. Concord St 

5472 Dynamics Research 
5475 Volkswagen 

5478 Machinist for 
Electronics 

5479 Barbo 

548 Concord St at North 

Reading Line 

549 Woburn St. at 281 

551 Middlesex & Mystic 

Aves. 

551 1 Avco. North Wilmington 

5512 Photon. Inc. 

551 3 D.F. Munroe Paper Co. 
5514 Waltham Door & 
Window Co. 

552 Middlesex Ave. & Shady 

Lane Drive 
5521 Mytron Inc. 

553 Shady Lane Drive & 

Oakdale Rd. 

554 Shady Lane Drive & 

Birchwood Rd. 

555 Shady Lane Drive & 

Sprucewood Rd. 

556 Pinewood & Oakdale 

Roads 

557 Birchwood & Judith Rds. 

558 Shady Lane Drive & 

Lawrence St. 



61 1 No. Wilmington 

Shopping Center 

612 Middlesex Ave. & 

North St. 

613 North St. & 

Pineridge Rd. 

614 North St. & Marcia Rd. 

615 Middlesex Ave & 

High St. 

616 Linda & Carolyn Rds. 

617 High & Woburn Sts. 

618 Woburn ft Park Sts. 

619 Park St & Gowing Rd. 

621 Gowing & Marcus Rds. 

622 Park St. at No. Reading 

Line 



623 Middlewx Ave & 

Salem St. 

624 Arler>a & Catherine 

Aves. 

625 Barbara & Dorothy 

Aves. 

626 Salem St. at 

R.R. Crossing 

627 Salem & Cunningham 

Streets 

628 Salem St. & 

McDonald Rd. 

629 McDonald Rd. to End 

631 Royal St 

632 Salem St. at Tewksbury 

Line 

633 Salem & Ballardvala 

Streets 

634 Ballardvale St. at 

Rte. 125 

635 Ballardvale St st 

No 21 1 
S351 Charles River Breeding 
Laboratories 

636 Ballardvale St. at 

No. 326 

637 Ballardvale St. at Andover 

Line 

638 Salem St at Rte. 93 

639 Salem & Woburn Sts. 

641 Woburn St & 

Hathaway Rd. 

642 Hawthorne Rd. 

643 Hathaway & 

Sheridan Rds 

644 Hathaway & Gunderson 

Roads 

645 Salem St. & Thrush Rd. 

646 Thrush Rd. & 

Marie Drive 

647 Salem St. at North 

Reading Line 

6471 Cronin s Pit 

6472 Benevento s Pit 

648 Woburn & Andover 

Streets 

6481 Pumping Station 

(Water Dept.) 

6482 Alnsworth Road 

6483 Highway Dept 

649 Andover St. & Rte. 125 

651 Andover St at No. 319 

652 Andover St. at Andover 

Line 



SPECIAL SIGNALS 

1 Test 

2 All out (test 9 a.m. & 

9 p.m.) 

3 Special Call 

4 Brush Fire 

5 Police Call 
666 Civil Defense 

7 Boy Scouts 
22 No School (6 30 a.m.. 
7 00 a.m. ) 

2 Followed by 3 rounds of 

box - second alarm 

3 foUowed by 3 rounds of 

box - general alarm 



MUTUAL AID 
(two rounds only) 
8 Out of Town 

81 To Arxlover 

82 To Billerica 

83 To Burlington 

84 To Lowell 

85 To No. Reading 

86 To Reading 

87 To Tewksbury 

88 To Woburn 



FIRE - AMBULANCE 
MERGE NCY: 658-3200 

658-3346 



POLICE 
EMERGENCY: 658-3331 

658-5071 
658-5072 
935-5966 



TOWN HALL 

658-331 1 
935-5596 



TOWN HALL ANNEX 
657-7511 

NO SCHOOL 658-9845